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16 April 2012

DSA 2012 Opens its Doors

As DSA 2012 opens at the Putra World Trade Centre today, it will open up business opportunities for the local defence industry to forge smart and strategic partnerships with original equipment manufacturers, as well as promote local products to the international market.

(Photo: Mönch / DPM)

DSA 2012 is expected to generate interest and attract defence and security industry players and become a platform for local and international defence companies to form alliances. It is expected to attract about 25,000 trade visitors worldwide, including 280 senior defence officers and defence ministers from Asia Pacific, create networking opportunities and witness signings of several MoUs between international and local defence companies. 
Several conferences will be also held in conjunction with DSA 2012 including the Putrajaya Forum, Chiefs of Army Roundtable Talks, Battlefield Healthcare Forum, Police and National Security Services, and the ASEAN Defence Industry Collaboration.

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Zahid Hamidi, on 4 April, had said that DSA 2012 could generate over RM200 million in foreign exchange.

(Photo: IISS)

This is based on the fact that this year's event, to be held from 16-19 April is much bigger than the previous
event, he said. Zahid said more than RM180 million in foreign exchange was generated during DSA 2010, while the government of Malaysia had also signed contracts, MoUs and Letters of Intent worth more than RM11.28 billion. Zahid said the exhibition will also create various networking opportunities between local and international defence companies.

DSA 2012 showcases the latest and best defence and security technology in the region including weapons and combat vehicle monitoring system for the Army, Air Force and Navy.
"It will promote security technology for enforcement agencies such as police, customs and immigration," the Defence Minister said.
He said DSA 2012 is expected to generate interest and attract defence and security industry players and become a platform for the best local and international defence companies.

Malaysia's national pavilion sees the participation of Amdac, BousteadDRB-Hicom, DEFTECH, Nadi Defence, Sapura, SME Ordnance, Westar LDV, and Zetro.

Malaysian F/A-18D (Photo: Boeing)

For more information about featured technology, please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY 4/2012 and/or NAVAL FORCES II/2012, available at the show at 3P29.

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