Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) will mark its tenth edition when it takes place this September at ExCeL London. With only ten weeks until the event’s opening, the top features have been listed, which combine to make DSEI ‘the event for the entire defence and security industry to conduct business’.
Exclusive programme of international VIP speakers, which includes:
Unrivalled exhibitor base:
DSEI will host a record 1,600 exhibiting companies. Some of those that have been with DSEI the longest include: Armscor; BAE Systems; Land Rover; Lockheed Martin; Raytheon; Rheinmetall; Rolls Royce; SAAB; Singapore Technologies; and Thales.
Air static displays:
A display of over ten impressive aircraft including two fighter jets, SAAB Gripen and Tornado GR4, an array of military helicopters including*: Chinook, Apache, Wildcat, Merlin, and two additional rotorcraft from Leonardo, and several UCAVs will also be showcased throughout the event.
DSEI’s water-side location is a highly popular draw. This year the event expects to welcome a significant number of international naval vessels, including:
The daily ‘waterborne’ display programme of the latest maritime kit is another of DSEI’s top appeals. Visitors can expect to see exclusive demonstrations of Survitec Group 7.8m rigid hull inflatable boat, Copenhagen Group 13m Nunya High Speed Patrol Interceptor, JFD Seal Delivery Unit, BAE Systems Pacific 24 rigid inflatable, and the Royal Marines Offshore Raiding Crafts
Inaugural joint zone:
To help navigate the event, DSEI is divided into dedicated capability zones: Air, Land, Sea and Security. New to this edition will be the Joint Zone, which will debut with the full support of Joint Forces Command. It has been developed to host a broad range of global businesses that provide capabilities across the Single Services, Special Forces and humanitarian organisations, such as C4ISTAR, Logistics, Medical, Robotics and Satcoms.
Companies confirmed to feature in the Zone include: Danish firm Weibel which manufactures Doppler radars, Oshkosh Defense, Teledyne, Gamma Healthcare, Theon Sensors, Gamma Healthcare, Milforce Equipment, and 4C Strategies.
The Joint Zone will also include an Innovation Hub, encouraging imagination, ingenuity and entrepreneurship and host companies that are either new to defence or seeking broader exposure in the sector. The Innovation Hub will be supported by techUK.
Military medical demonstrations:
The display of medical innovation has grown to become a significant DSEI highlight, showcasing the very latest in medical innovation and operational practise, straight from professionals on the front line. This will include the novel CitizenAid app, developed by UK MOD’s award-winning Defence Medical Services. Visitors will exclusively be given live demonstrations of how the app could be used by any member of the public to provide basic but vital medical procedures on injured people in the wake of a terrorist attack.
Providing a point of access to lucrative defence markets, DSEI will host the following countries in dedicated pavilions: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA.
International VIP delegations:
The organisers expect 3,000 VIPs (1 star and above) and are currently preparing programmes for some 250 international delegations from traditional and emerging defence and security markets.
People and skills:
While capability and procurement is traditionally at the core of DSEI, on 15th September the event will focus on advancement of the industry’s personnel, skills and STEM development. This will include a dedicated seminar programme addressing opportunities, development, investment and integration in the sector. Speakers include:
DSEI takes places 12-15th September at ExCeL London. To download the full DSEI Seminar programme please click here.