DSEi-2005 Exhibition Review


Britain’s tri-service defense exhibition DSEi 2005 held in mid September in London justified the market expectations becoming one of the world’s leading defense events. With more than 1,200 exhibitors from 34 countries displaying their hardware in 21 national pavilions and over 20,000 professional visitors, DSEi further strengthened its international tri-service theme. Several systems were unveiled here including a new air defense platform called Thor, developed by Thales Air Defense in the UK, Portee M777 lightweight artillery carrier, developed by BAE Systems land Systems and an actual Watchkeeper unmanned aerial vehicle displayed by Thales. Many other newsworthy items were hidden in the small details. In this article, Defense Update is focusing on land warfare systems, described in the following topics and themes: