The Kiev International Exhibition Arms and Security, is an amazing demonstration of Ukrainian independence and defense capabilities. The expo showcases Ukraine’s’ own technical competence and its growing collaboration with foreign defense partners.
The exhibition was initially launched in 2004, but had limited success as Ukraine was emerging onto the international stage. By 2015 the exhibition has triumphed with 284 exhibitors, including 21 foreign companies from 8 countries (USA, China, India, Poland, Bulgaria, Estonia, Israel, the Netherlands) confined in 29,300 square meters and approximately 13,000 people in attendance. The exhibition demonstrates Ukraine’s growing military industrial complex, showcasing homegrown design and manufacture of a cornucopia of weapons, military and special equipment. The opening ceremony brought into attendance government officials from defense to space agency as well as Deputy Director of Department for Defense Investment of NATO International Secretariat – Deputy Assistant Secretary General – Ernest Herold. Proving Ukraine’s rightful place as number nine, in Top 10 in countries who export defense technology.