South Korea to hold largest defence show in bid to boost global sales

South Korea to hold largest defence show in bid to boost global sales
South Korea to hold largest defence show in bid to boost global sales

Hello and welcome to the details of South Korea to hold largest defence show in bid to boost global sales and now with the details

Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - South Korean helicopters fly over a US F-22 fighter jet on display at the 2023 Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (ADEX) in Seongnam, South Korea. — Reuters pic

SEONGNAM (South Korea), Oct 16 — South Korea will kick off its largest-ever defence exhibition this week, as the country seeks to turbocharge its arms sales and showcase a rare appearance by a US nuclear-capable bomber.

The biennial Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (ADEX) opens its doors on Tuesday, with organisers saying there will be more companies than ever and an unprecedented flyby from a US B-52 bomber, which will make a rare landing at an airbase elsewhere on the peninsula.

This year’s show is designed to help South Korea to reach its goal of becoming the world’s fourth-largest arms exporter, Lee Jong-ho, chief of the organising office, told a briefing today.

More than 450 senior defence officials from 54 countries are expected to attend, along with hundreds of thousands of other professionals and members of the public, he said.


“This is an opportunity for Korea’s defence industry to draw international attention and take a giant leap forward,” Lee said.

The Korean government has set a goal of reaching US$20 billion (RM95 billion) in defence exports this year after sealing a record US$17.3 billion in arms sales last year, including huge deals with Poland for tanks, howitzers, warplanes, and rockets.

South Korea has been roughly ninth in the world for defence exports in recent years, but President Yoon Suk-yeol has called for it to improve.


At a South Korean military airbase south of Seoul on Monday, exhibitors made final preparations as participants in early events wandered among South Korean and US military vehicles and warplanes on the tarmac, including advanced American stealth F-22 and F-35 aircraft.

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of South Korea’s alliance with the United States, the show will feature a larger than usual display of American military power, including the B-52 flight said US Air Force Colonel Charles Cameron.

Under Yoon, South Korea and the United States have stepped up displays of strength, particularly US nuclear-capable assets, in an effort to deter North Korea.

Last month South Korea staged a rare military parade, in which thousands of troops and South Korea’s home-grown tanks and self-propelled artillery were joined by 300 of the 28,500 US soldiers based in the country.

A South Korean activist group said it planned to protest the event, calling the arms trade a “parasite” that benefits from the suffering in places such as Ukraine and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. — Reuters

These were the details of the news South Korea to hold largest defence show in bid to boost global sales for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

NEXT FBI director warns that Chinese hackers are preparing to ‘wreak havoc’ on US critical infrastructure

Author Information

I am Jeff King and I’m passionate about business and finance news with over 4 years in the industry starting as a writer working my way up into senior positions. I am the driving force behind Al-KhaleejToday.NET with a vision to broaden the company’s readership throughout 2016. I am an editor and reporter of “Financial” category. Address: 383 576 Gladwell Street Longview, TX 75604, USA Phone: (+1) 903-247-0907 Email: [email protected]