Giants of the defense industry meet in Istanbul: Turkey’s first hybrid fair SAHA EXPO 2021

Defense Industry giants will come together at Istanbul Expo Center between 10-13 November. SAHA EXPO 2021, which is the first “Hybrid Fair” of the sector, will exhibit the newest products of many national and international companies. While introducing the new products they have developed to the international arena, the participants will also be able to benefit from the cooperation opportunities offered to them.

Established with the aim of developing national systems in the defense industry, civil aviation and space sectors, SAHA Istanbul will break new ground with the SAHA EXPO 2021 fair, which will be held on 10-13 November 2021 at the Istanbul Expo Center. The fair, which will start as a hybrid between 10-13 November, will turn into a virtual fair on 15 November. SAHA EXPO 2021, which will be the world’s first hybrid exhibition in the defense and aerospace industry, will continue as a 3D Virtual Exhibition on November 15 and will remain open for visitors until February 15, 2022. SAHA EXPO, which will provide the real fair experience to its visitors in a virtual environment, will be able to access 24/7 and benefit from all the services that can be provided in a real fair.

The fair, supported by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Industry and Technology, Ministry of Trade and Presidency of Defense Industry (SSB), will take place on an area of 40 thousand square meters with the participation of over 600 companies from 30 countries. Companies such as BAYKAR, ASELSAN, TUSA┼× (TAI & TEI), ROKETSAN, HAVELSAN, BMC, STM, KALE GROUP, FNSS, TAIS, PRATT & WHITNEY, DOWAKSA, UKRSPECEXPORT, IVCHENKO-PROGRESS and MOTOR SICH will take part in the fair. Manufacture of unmanned armed and unarmed aircraft, helicopters, aircraft, armored vehicles, weapons, rockets and ammunition, production of submarines and warships, tanks and equipment, which are not included in other defense fairs, many products produced with the latest technologies in the defense, aviation and space sectors, from the production of communication devices and equipment to cyber security, software and hardware development, will be introduced to the sector for the first time.

At the fair, where the most advanced technologies in the defense, maritime and aerospace sectors will be exhibited, the participants will come together with international manufacturers and global-scale product and service suppliers. SAHA EXPO 2021, where more than 25 thousand visitors are expected this year, will play an important role in bringing together hundreds of SMEs producing parts, components, subsystems and systems with world-renowned platform manufacturers. More than 10 thousand B2B/B2G meetings will be held at the fair, where SMEs, domestic and foreign platform manufacturers and delegations will come together.

At the SAHA EXPO fairground, world-renowned companies, industry leaders and industry leaders will come together at international panels. In the fair, where there will be special areas where Start-Up companies can make their presentations, the signing ceremonies of the projects with which agreements have been made will also take place. Participants will present and launch some of the latest technological defense industry products for the first time at the SAHA EXPO 2021 Hybrid Fair.

Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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