DSEI 2011
By The Small Arms Review Editorial Staff
Photos by Richard Jones

DSEI is the largest fully integrated defense and security show in the world, featuring Air, Naval, Land and Security show content. Based in ExCeL, London every two years, the event provides unrivalled access to key markets across the globe. Combining a high quality of exhibitors across the supply chain, networking opportunities and the ability to see new technologies first hand on the show floor, DSEI provides an inspirational experience to nearly 30,000 visitors.

DSEI gave us the chance to:
  • View the full capability of the international defense and security industry at a single exhibition
  • Witness the latest developments in products and services and see the future of the defense industry
  • Make new contacts in the defense industry

Some of the key features at DSEI 2011 included:
  • Air Static Displays including - Lockheed Martin – JSF, Zephyr – QinetiQ, AgustaWestland - AW159 Lynx Wildcat
  • The UK Capability Showcase included the best of British from a range of defense and security suppliers
  • Waterborne Demonstrations on the littoral environment, anti-piracy and anti-boarding systems, sonar diver detection and agility and capability demonstrations of Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) and Interceptor craft
  • The security zone consisted of a seminar theatre encompassing strategic presentations, thought provoking panel debates and informative product reviews, focusing on security
  • Visiting Naval Ships at DSEI 2011 included: FGS BRAUNSCHWEIG K130 Class Corvette, the HNLMS SNELLIUS, the HMS DAUNTLESS, and the HNoMS Storm

The 2011 show gathered 28,440 international attendees in 2011 with 1,391 exhibiting companies from 55 different nations. It was visited by 796 global VIPs. DSEI was named Best Trade Show for the 2011 edition by Exhibition News UK.

The pictures in this gallery are from their previous September 2011 show. Their next show takes place in on September 10-13, 2013. Visit www.DSEI.co.uk for more information on next year's show.

This article first appeared in Small Arms Review SAW (October 2012)
and was posted online on September 14, 2012


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