De­fense ex­hi­bi­tion ADEX 2018 kicks off in cap­i­tal

Azer News - - Front Page - By Kamila Aliyeva

The third Azer­bai­jan In­ter­na­tional De­fense Ex­hi­bi­tion ADEX 2018 kicked off at the Baku Expo Cen­tre on Septem­ber 25.

The third Azer­bai­jan In­ter­na­tional De­fense Ex­hi­bi­tion ADEX 2018 kicked off at the Baku Expo Cen­tre on Septem­ber 25.

Azer­bai­jani Pres­i­dent Il­ham Aliyev, state and gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of em­bassies of for­eign coun­tries in Azer­bai­jan and in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions, de­fense min­is­ters of sev­eral coun­tries at­tended the event.

As­sis­tant to the Pres­i­dent for Work with Law En­force­ment Bod­ies and Mil­i­tary Is­sues, depart­ment head Fuad Alas­garov read out Pres­i­dent Il­ham Aliyev’s con­grat­u­la­tion let­ter to the ex­hi­bi­tion par­tic­i­pants.

ADEX has be­come an im­por­tant event for the de­vel­op­ment of in­ter­na­tional mil­i­tary-tech­ni­cal co­op­er­a­tion and the demon­stra­tion of the most mod­ern weapons and tech­nolo­gies, Pres­i­dent Aliyev said.

The ex­hi­bi­tion has be­come an ef­fec­tive plat­form for es­tab­lish­ing busi­ness re­la­tions and sign­ing new con­tracts with the world-renowned mil­i­tary in­dus­trial en­ter­prises, in­flu­en­tial for­eign com­pa­nies and or­ga­ni­za­tions, in­clud­ing of­fi­cial del­e­ga­tions and pro­fes­sion­als, Il­ham Aliyev noted in his let­ter.

“Along with the de­vel­op­ment of co­op­er­a­tion in the mil­i­tary-tech­ni­cal sphere with the lead­ing coun­tries of the world, Azer­bai­jan has cre­ated a strong de­fense in­dus­try, and the Azer­bai­jan In­ter­na­tional De­fense Ex­hi­bi­tion is of great im­por­tance from the point of view of pre­sent­ing the achieve­ments of the coun­try's de­fense in­dus­try,” the mes­sage said.

“I am con­fi­dent that ADEX-2018 will open up op­por­tu­ni­ties for ex­chang­ing use­ful ex­pe­ri­ences and es­tab­lish­ing new co­op­er­a­tion re­la­tions, as well as con­tribut­ing to the in­crease of the sci­en­tific and tech­no­log­i­cal po­ten­tial of our de­fense in­dus­try,” the head of state added.

Ad­dress­ing the event, Deputy Min­is­ter of De­fense In­dus­try Yahya Musayev said that ADEX 2018, which is a large-scale event en­joy­ing the sta­tus of a ma­jor re­gional ex­po­si­tion of weapons and mil­i­tary equip­ment, is a grand dis­play of mod­ern weaponry and equip­ment, where the force and power of Azer­bai­jan’s mil­i­tary and in­dus­trial com­plex is show­cased.

Musayed noted that Azer­bai­jan’s Min­istry of De­fense In­dus­try and its re­lated struc­tures and plants, and Azer­bai­jan Na­tional Agency for Mine Ac­tion (ANAMA), ac­tively par­tic­i­pate at the ex­hi­bi­tion.

Ini­ti­ated by Azer­bai­jan’s Min­istry of De­fense In­dus­try, ADEX 2018 is or­ga­nized by Caspian Event Or­ga­niz­ers (CEO) and sup­ported by Azer­bai­jani De­fense Min­istry.

This year, 224 com­pa­nies from 29 coun­tries take part in the ADEX.

The ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures 11 na­tional stands from Azer­bai­jan, China, France, Iran, Is­rael, Rus­sia, Ser­bia, Turkey, the Repub­lic of Be­larus, Ukraine, Pak­istan, and rep­re­sent­ing lead­ing com­pa­nies from these coun­tries. Many coun­tries have ex­panded the area of their na­tional ex­po­si­tions; the top four with the largest num­ber of com­pa­nies rep­re­sented are Turkey (41 com­pa­nies), Rus­sia (25 com­pa­nies), Is­rael (14 com­pa­nies) and Be­larus (10 com­pa­nies). In to­tal, com­pa­nies and del­e­ga­tions take part at the ex­hi­bi­tion from 44 coun­tries.

Dur­ing the ex­hi­bi­tion, the in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als will be able to get ac­quainted with the new prod­ucts of Azer­bai­jan’s de­fense com­plex and wit­ness both the cur­rent and grow­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties of the Armed Forces of Azer­bai­jan.

More­over, this year’s new­com­ers to the event from Azer­bai­jan are the Min­istry of Trans­port, Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and High Tech­nolo­gies of the Repub­lic of Azer­bai­jan, Caspian Ship­build­ing Com­pany, the sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy com­pany Vitta, High Tech Park (ANAS), Ser­vice Cen­tre for Ar­ma­ment and Mil­i­tary Equip­ment of Air De­fense.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will end on Septem­ber 27. This is an ex­cel­lent plat­form to show­case the lat­est weapons and for the con­clu­sion of new agree­ments in the field of in­ter­na­tional mil­i­tary-tech­ni­cal co­op­er­a­tion.

Pres­i­dent Li­ham Aliyev toured the 3rd Azer­bai­jan In­ter­na­tional De­fense Ex­hi­bi­tion ADEX 2018 at the Baku Expo Cen­ter.

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