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January 19, 2022

BSDA defence fair gathers 250 exhibitors from 25 countries

The 6th Black Sea Defense and Aerospace exhibition BSDA 2016 opens on Wednesday at the ROMAERO fair facility in Bucharest. The event gathers 250 exhibitors from 25 American, European and Asian countries and military delegations of Bulgaria, Croatia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, France, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, Thailand, and Turkey.

Armoured personnel carriers, drones, transport helicopters and fighter aircraft are on display, and cutting-edge defence and security equipment and technologies. Several specialized conferences are scheduled.

Attractions include demonstration flights of MiG-21 Lancer, C-27 J Spartan, IAR-99 Soim (Hawk) aircraft and IAR-330 Puma SOCAT helicopters of the Romanian Air Force and an anti-terrorist exercise of the Defence Intelligence General Directorate on Wednesday; other special demonstrations of the Justice Ministry’s National Administration of Penitentiaries will follow. Romanian Naval Forces divers exhibit their equipment and training programmes, and Navy pilots show their IAR 330 Puma Naval helicopter used from T22R frigates

The Military Equipment and Technologies Research Agency and the Military Technical Academy display their latest results, technologies and prototypes.

Representatives of the Land, Naval and Air Force Staffs and of the ‘Carol I’ National Defence University present the educational offer of Romania’s Ministry of National Defence.

The Romanian Intelligence Service will host the second regional Cybersecurity Conference.

The unique Roboscan AERIA solution for aircraft security inspection developed by MB Telecom will have its world premiere. It allows scanning aircraft in minutes, to find any threats, illegal or undeclared goods Another premiere is Bell Helicopter’s demonstrator of the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter.

Information on Romania’s weapon export offer and on Defence Ministry’s procurement plans is available to experts.

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