Malaysia, Turkey, France and USA, besides many countries from all over the world, have showcased a large amount of innovative military and defence equipments at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2022 Expo which takes place from 28 to 31 March 2022 at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in Kuala Lumpur.
DSA 2022 exhibition, which is supported and organised by the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs, Malaysian Armed Forces, and Royal Malaysia Police, is the biggest and most efficiently organized exhibition in Asia. It showcases world’s most advanced technologies, weaponry systems, and electronic warfare.
Despite of the economic crisis caused by Covid 19 pandemic and war between Russia and Ukraine, the 17th edition of DSA 2022 has seen a great success with the participation of over 1,170 international companies from more than 54 countries and regions.
This international exhibition has also received over 350 VIP delegations from over 45 countries and 40,000 visitors from 50 countries.
Moreover, the 3 day event, DSA 2022 has also witnessed the signing of over 54 Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs), Letters of Acceptance (LOA), and Contracts with a value of over( $1.4 billion) RM 4.6 billion.
At the DSA 2022 exhibition, Turkey has presented its full range of combat armoured vehicles and weapon systems, and ammunitions.
Turkey company FNSS showcased its 4×4 Pars and 6×6 Pars III vehicles that are fitted with a remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS) featuring a 12.7 mm machine gun.
Canik has also displayed a wide range of pistols and guns including its award winning pistols.
France also shows its latest, sophisticated weaponry systems here in Kuala Lumpur at the DSA 2022.
Nexter, a French government-owned weapons manufacturer, has displayed its CAESAR, armoured vehicles, ammunition, and robotics.
The CAESAR 6X6 is a 155mm artillery gun mounted on a conventional truck chassis (shacii). Reports said, this gun, which has already been acquired by eight countries worldwide, has been successfully used in combat by the French army, notably in Iraq. The CAESAR 6X6 has demonstrated its ability to fire at long range with very high rates of fire, and has been upgraded on a regular basis
USA also exhibited a range of military and homeland security equipment, products and services at the DSA 2022 expo. A total of 12 US companies have participated and displayed their products at the US pavilion in the event. Meanwhile, The United States (US) has approved approximately US$230 million, which is nearly RM1 billion in security assistance for Malaysia since 2018 among others, in military-related training and exchange programmes.
As for Malaysia, surprisingly so many Malaysian companies such as Stride, Deftech, SME, and Cendana have demonstrated their advanced armoured vehicles, ammunitions and weaponry systems.
At the expo, Deftech from Malaysia has unveiled its new local-made drone Aludra EE. While Cendana Auto has presented its full range of tactical and Special Forces vehicles and SME has presented a wide range of ammunitions and Missiles.
DSA 2022 has seen a great success this year. However, the absence of Russia at the expo this year (due to the sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine) has left its big space and impact.-Malaysia World News