Defense & Security 2009
The Tri-Service Asian Defense and Internal Security Event for Land, Sea and Air and Security Exhibition was held at the IMPACT Exhibition Center in Bangkok, Thailand, November 4-7, 2009.
Six years ago in 2003, no one paid much attention when Thailand announced its first Tri-Service military exhibition. Nevertheless, the show went on and turned out to be a success. Since then the bi-annual event has gone from strength to strength.
The 2007 exhibition had over 20 major international exhibitors from 28 nations. Visitors arrived from 47 countries and with the addition of the Internal Security section results were even more impressive.
Defense & security 2009 was the biggest show yet and ranks the event as one of the most important Tri-Service defense and security exhibitions in Asia. It is fully supported by the Thai Ministry of Defense.
Hosting over 300 world-class military manufacturers from fifty countries, the show was at least 15% larger than 2007. The latest technology and developments in weapons systems, UAVs, missiles, tanks, guided weaponry, launchers, transports, armored vehicles and marine vessels were on display.
The ever-more important areas of Internal Security featured state-of-the-art electronic security measures, satellite and CCTV technology, intruder alarm systems, body armor, hard armor plates, ballistic helmets, riot control equipment, protective goggles, night vision equipment, communication jamming devices and cutting-edge security developments that cover both private and government needs.
The show had eight national pavilions, underlining the popularity of the single country/multiple company way of exhibiting. International pavilions included the U.S.A., Germany, Czech Republic, Korea, France, Israel, Singapore and Republic of Belarus.