|MILKOR Press Release|
South Africa gears up for DSEI
There are 23 companies in the South African pavilion, and activity includes the unveiling of the Milkor 4X4 armoured vehicle.
South African companies will be out in force at this year's Defence Security Equipment International (DSEI) show, which opens in London tomorrow. DSEI draws exhibitor companies and visitors from across the world and is regarded as one of the world's leading defence shows.
DSEI begins on 12 September and ends on 15 September, and is expected to attract more than 34 000 defence decision-makers, heads of armed services and industry representatives to the London Docklands. Over 1 600 companies will be exhibiting and more than 300 speakers will take part in conferences during the show.
For South African companies wanting to boost their order books, the show offers the chance to catch the eyes of buyers from almost across the world. This year, there are 23 companies in the South African pavilion and Denel has a large separate stand that is adjacent to this.
Some of the activity scheduled by South African companies includes the unveiling of the Milkor 4X4 armoured vehicle, which represents a major diversification effort by Milkor, which has up to now focused on grenade launchers. PJ Aviation has said it will launch its vehicle intercom system designed with the African market in mind.
The South African pavilion is supported by the Department of Trade and Industry and managed by the South African Aerospace Maritime and Defence Industries Association (AMD). In an attempt to boost exports, other governments also support the presence by their defence companies at shows.
Companies with stands on the South African pavilion this week are:
Aerodyne Research Manufacturing - Parachutes (MC1 - 1X static line troop parachute and Tactical Assault ram air gliding parachutes)
Denel has said its stand will focus on landward defence and infantry support systems. On display on the Denel stand will be:
* The GI-30 rapid fire Cam Gun, which can fire 100 rounds per minute with a range of 4000 metres.
Issued by: MILKOR, Johannesburg - 2017-09-11 12:29:00