Show Report: DX Korea 2018

Show Report: DX Korea 2018

ABOVE: K3Para Light Machine Gun. Still unadopted but suggested to the Korean Army special forces. This one is not only shortened, but also uses many…

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Show Report: Shrivenham 2018

Show Report: Shrivenham 2018

Close Combat Symposium The Close Combat Symposium (CCS) was held at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom over July 9–11, 2018; historically, it has…

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Show Report: Indo Defence Expo 2018

Show Report: Indo Defence Expo 2018

Thousands Descend Upon the Biennial Expo This will be the 8th Biennial Tri-service event in Jakarta, Indonesia; when they say “Tri-service,” it means that they…

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Show Report: Eurosatory 2018

Show Report: Eurosatory 2018

ABOVE: The KMS+Nexter Defense Systems outdoor pavilion. The gate guardian is the European Main Battle Tank (EMBT), a new concept launched at Eurosatory 2018. The…

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Show Report: SOFIC 2018

Show Report: SOFIC 2018

Combined assault from Special Ops divers and troops from eight different countries attack a yacht to rescue the mayor of Tampa in mock exercise. 2018…

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Show Report: Enforce Tac, Nuremberg

Show Report: Enforce Tac, Nuremberg

ABOVE: The long-established optical sight manufacturer Schmidt & Bender booth, one of many offering optical and sighting devices for the law enforcement community. A Walk…

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Shrivenham 2017 Close Combat Symposium

Shrivenham 2017 Close Combat Symposium

The Close Combat Symposium (CCS) held over July 25-27, 2017, is a follow-on to the former Small Arms & Cannon Symposium that was held annually…

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DSEI Lives Up to Its Billing

DSEI Lives Up to Its Billing

ABOVE: “Gladiator” is a modular high-tech harness training system developed for realistic training of special units, combat troops and police. It allows the practice of…

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ADEX 2017

ADEX 2017

Expo has Plenty to Offer Seoul ADEX (Aerospace and Defense Exhibition) is South Korea’s most prolific defense exposition; originally begun as the Seoul International Air…

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ISDEF 2017, Tel Aviv, Israel

ISDEF 2017, Tel Aviv, Israel

Innovations Draw Thousands to Bi-annual Show “Our goal at ISDEF is to continue to operate at the highest and most professional standards, without compromise, in…

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AUSA 2017

AUSA 2017

The 2017 AUSA EXPO, held Oct. 9-11 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., offered a number of attention-grabbing technological improvements to…

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SITDEF PERU 2017

SITDEF PERU 2017

Biennial Arms Event Attracts 42,000 from Around the World This was the seventh biennial meeting of SITDEF in Lima, Peru. SITDEF has taken place every…

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IDEX ABU 2017

IDEX ABU 2017

ABOVE: Military Systems Group Inc. is a long-term US Government contractor providing mount solutions. They’re well known in this marketplace and at IDEX were showing…

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LAAD Defence & Security 2017

LAAD Defence & Security 2017

ABOVE: General view of one of the three Riocentro Convention Center halls used for LAAD Defence & Security 2017. The 11th edition of LAAD Defence…

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International Travel: Attending a Foreign Trade Show

International Travel: Attending a Foreign Trade Show

There’s nothing quite like visiting a foreign country–experiencing different food, smells and cultures adds to the travel experience. Attending a foreign trade show, where products…

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IDEAS 2016—Pakistan

IDEAS 2016—Pakistan

ABOVE: China’s Poly-Technologies presented a first viewing of the “Shoulder Launched Rocket–with Low Collateral Damage.” The display and accompanying brochure call this a rocket, but…

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AAD 2016 South Africa

AAD 2016 South Africa

“Unlocking Africa’s Aerospace and Defence Potential” Africa at times is a continent stewing in discontent and danger, rapid government changes, with outsider influences inflaming ancient…

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DSA 2016—Defence Services Asia

DSA 2016—Defence Services Asia

18-21 April, 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia The 15th edition of the DSA show was held at the Putra World Trade Center in Kuala Lumpur in…

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MSPO 2016: A Year Before the Silver Jubilee

MSPO 2016: A Year Before the Silver Jubilee

ABOVE: Modular turret weapon station from Dillon, the MMC-R.(Multi-Mission Compatible Rapid) The 24th MSPO (International Defense Industry Fair) in Kielce, Poland was as large as…

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DX Korea 2016

DX Korea 2016

DX (Defense Expo) Korea is, literally, a defense exposition held bi-annually in Korea. Originally, there was one major international defense expo in Korea; it has…

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IndoDefence 2016

IndoDefence 2016

“Bolstering Defence Industry Cooperation: Achieving a Global Maritime Fulcrum and Secure World” November 2-5, 2016, Jakarta Indonesia: This was the 7th Biennial Tri-service event in…

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SITDEF 2015

SITDEF 2015

This was the Sixth biennial meeting of SITDEF in Lima, Peru. SITDEF occurs every two years and has since the start of the show. The…

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Eurosatory 2016

Eurosatory 2016

The 2016 exhibition of Eurosatory was held from June 13 to 17, at Paris-Nord Villepinte, covering 50 acres and having 1,571 exhibitors. During the exhibition,…

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AUSAExpo 2016

AUSAExpo 2016

ABOVE: It saves hours of time and does a better job. Soosung Defense Industries is offering large bore automatic bore cleaning robots. They operate by…

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SOFEX 2016 & KASOTC 2016

SOFEX 2016 & KASOTC 2016

SOFEX 11th Edition 2016: Networking for Global Security The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is host to the SOFEX military trade…

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Modern Day Marine 2016 Expo

Modern Day Marine 2016 Expo

ABOVE: Marine Zone. Marine Corps Systems Command’s impressive presence in Tent B anchors what is commonly called the “Marine Zone,” a concentration of exhibits showcasing…

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Symposia at Shrivenham 2016

Symposia at Shrivenham 2016

CLOSE COMBAT SYMPOSIUM – 19-21 July 2016 The Close Combat Symposium held over July 19-21, 2016 is a follow-on Symposia to the former Small Arms…

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Land Forces 2016

Land Forces 2016

ABOVE: The Sniper Weapon & Observer Reconnaissance Device (SWORD) is seen here fitted to a rifle at the Colt stand. This Android-based application gives snipers…

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Defense & Security 2015

Defense & Security 2015

to the line-up, a 7.62x51mm “Big brother” to the very reliable Negev 5.56×45 machine gun. The DAN .338 Lapua Magnum sniper rifle with Meslas optic…

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Fidae 2016

Fidae 2016

IWI part of the SK Group at FIDAE (I.W.I.). Brazil announced in September 2015 its intent to purchase seven antiaircraft batteries from Russia. The order…

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Expodefensa 2015

Expodefensa 2015

There are a number of defense expositions in Central and South America. The addition of Expodefensa in Bogota, Colombia has been well received, and it…

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Upcoming Shows: IDEB 2014

Upcoming Shows: IDEB 2014

Small Arms Defense Journal will be distributing at IDEB 2014 from Hall B Centre No. 101. The International Defence Exhibition Bratislava, which has taken place…

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DSEI 2011

DSEI 2011

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…..

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Symposia at Shrivenham: The 26th Small Arms & Cannon Symposium (Flipbook)

Symposia at Shrivenham: The 26th Small Arms & Cannon Symposium (Flipbook)

Our coverage of the 26th Small Arms & Cannon Symposium is now available in flipbook format, courtesy of our sister site smallarmsoftheworld.com. Mac/PC users –>…

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Symposia at Shrivenham: The 26th Small Arms & Cannon Symposium (2012)

Symposia at Shrivenham: The 26th Small Arms & Cannon Symposium (2012)

The Shrivenham Symposium provides a personal atmosphere, giving a vital opportunity to “network” and the 26th annual Small Arms and Cannon Symposium held in August of 2012 was well attended. This year, reflecting attendees’ requests, the symposium was changed from a three day event (Tuesday lunch – Thursday lunch) framework to two full days and the Symposium was therefore held over the 21-22 August 2012….

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ASDA 2013 - Armalite AR-30A1

ASDA 2013 – Armalite AR-30A1

ASDA is a compact, focused exhibition held every two years in beautiful Split, Croatia. SADJ dispatched a video crew during this month’s 2013 edition to give some of the show’s most influential and innovative exhibitors a chance to showcase their products right here on sadefensejournal.com.

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ASDA 2013 - HS Produkt VHS-2 & XDs

ASDA 2013 – HS Produkt VHS-2 & XDs

ASDA is a compact, focused exhibition held every two years in beautiful Split, Croatia. SADJ dispatched a video crew during this month’s 2013 edition to…

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IWA 2013 - Barnes Bullets (Video)

IWA 2013 – Barnes Bullets (Video)

IWA OutdoorClassics is a massive yearly exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany that focuses on the latest gear for hunters, recreational shooters, law enforcement officers and soldiers….

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IWA 2013 - SIG SAUER (Video)

IWA 2013 – SIG SAUER (Video)

IWA OutdoorClassics is a massive yearly exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany that focuses on the latest gear for hunters, recreational shooters, law enforcement officers and soldiers….

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IWA 2013 - Aimpoint CompM4s and Micro T-1 (Video)

IWA 2013 – Aimpoint CompM4s and Micro T-1 (Video)

IWA OutdoorClassics is a massive yearly exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany that focuses on the latest gear for hunters, recreational shooters, law enforcement officers and soldiers….

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IWA 2013 – B&T Advanced Police Carbine (Video)

IWA 2013 – B&T Advanced Police Carbine (Video)

IWA OutdoorClassics is a massive yearly exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany that focuses on the latest gear for hunters, recreational shooters, law enforcement officers and soldiers….

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IWA 2013 - Leupold Mark 6 Riflescopes (Video)

IWA 2013 – Leupold Mark 6 Riflescopes (Video)

IWA OutdoorClassics is a massive yearly exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany that focuses on the latest gear for hunters, recreational shooters, law enforcement officers and soldiers….

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IWA 2013 - Barrett MRAD (Video)

IWA 2013 – Barrett MRAD (Video)

IWA OutdoorClassics is a massive yearly exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany that focuses on the latest gear for hunters, recreational shooters, law enforcement officers and soldiers. SADJ dispatched a video crew during this month’s 2013 edition to give some of the show’s most influential and innovative exhibitors a chance to showcase their products right here on sadefensejournal.com….

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IWA 2013 - Trijicon CCAS (Video)

IWA 2013 – Trijicon CCAS (Video)

IWA OutdoorClassics is a massive yearly exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany that focuses on the latest gear for hunters, recreational shooters, law enforcement officers and soldiers. SADJ dispatched a video crew during this month’s 2013 edition to give some of the show’s most influential and innovative exhibitors a chance to showcase their products right here on sadefensejournal.com….

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IWA 2013 - Spyderco Street Bowie & Starmate (Video)

IWA 2013 – Spyderco Street Bowie & Starmate (Video)

IWA OutdoorClassics is a massive yearly exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany that focuses on the latest gear for hunters, recreational shooters, law enforcement officers and soldiers. SADJ dispatched a video crew during this month’s 2013 edition to give some of the show’s most influential and innovative exhibitors a chance to showcase their products right here on sadefensejournal.com….

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SHOT Show 2013 Recap

SHOT Show 2013 Recap

FAXON Firearms today unveiled their new complete upper receiver for the AR-15 series of rifles. Called the ARAK-21 it features a flat to upper Picatinny…

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