S. Korea holds defense expo to showcase cutting-edge weapons and systems

S. Korea holds defense expo to showcase cutting-edge weapons and systems


South Korea is holding a defense exhibition
to showcase domestic weapons to international buyers. With 250 companies taking part, this year’s
event is expected to be the largest arms fair in the country to date. Kan Hyeong-woo fills us in on what to expect
from Defense Expo Korea 2018. South Korea’s biggest arms exhibition kicked
off Wednesday at the Korean International Exhibition Center in the northwestern city
of Goyang. Hosted by the Association of the Republic
of Korea Army and supported by Seoul’s defense ministry, the Defense Expo Korea 2018 promotes
overseas sales of Korean-made weapons and military technology. For five days this week, 250 defense companies
from 31 countries have a chance to talk with potential buyers and attract them with the
latest cutting-edge weapons, helicopters and military vehicles. One of the highlights of this year’s event
is the Korean Army’s special booth set up to display its “five game changers”,… including
the warrior platform that gives soldiers high-tech battle gear such as advanced bulletproof clothing
and advanced rifle attachments. The newest additions to this year’s exhibition
include 8 wheeled armoured vehicles designed to enhance troop mobility and survivability,…
and obstacle breaching tanks that can clear pathways through minefields. The previous defense exhibition in 2016 drew
over 120,000 visitors,… and had some 400 business consultations worth over 1.5 billion
U.S. dollars. “After providing networking opportunities
for defense firms and buyers until Friday, the exhibition will be open to the public
on Saturday and Sunday. Kan Hyeong-woo, Arirang News”

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