China In­ter­na­tional De­fence Elec­tron­ics Ex­hi­bi­tion opens

Global Times – Metro Beijing - - ENTERPRISE -

The 11th China In­ter­na­tional De­fence Elec­tron­ics Ex­hi­bi­tion (CIDEX) took place at the China In­ter­na­tional Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­ter in Bei­jing from May 7 to 9.

The ex­hi­bi­tion drew wide at­ten­tion as a show­case of the lat­est in­no­va­tion in mil­i­tary equip­ment both at home and abroad.

Sup­ported by the Cen­tral Mil­i­tary Com­mis­sion of China’s equip­ment de­vel­op­ment de­part­ment and or­ga­nized by China Elec­tron­ics Tech­nol­ogy Group Cor­po­ra­tion and China Elec­tron­ics Cor­po­ra­tion, the ex­hi­bi­tion as­sem­bled more than 400 ex­hibitors from over 15 coun­tries and re­gions, in­clud­ing the US, Ger­many, Switzer­land, Is­rael and Ja­pan, in a 40,000-square-meter ex­hi­bi­tion hall. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives and mil­i­tary at­tachés from dozens of for­eign coun­tries also at­tended.

Since it was es­tab­lished, CIDEX has gained a rep­u­ta­tion world­wide for its close at­ten­tion to the lat­est tech­nolo­gies, its lead­er­ship in the elec­tronic de­fense in­dus­try, and its com­bi­na­tion of mil­i­tary de­vel­op­ment and pub­lic en­gage­ment.

The 2018 ex­hi­bi­tion had many themed sec­tions, in­clud­ing one on the Belt and Road ini­tia­tive where buy­ers from Belt and Road coun­tries could meet with ex­hibitors for fu­ture co­op­er­a­tion.

This year also saw record par­tic­i­pa­tion of do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional pri­vate com­pa­nies as both tra­di­tional com­pa­nies like Lenovo and start-up com­pa­nies like Efy Tech­nol­ogy came out in their num­bers to show­case their lat­est tech­nol­ogy.

Some of the coolest in­no­va­tions on dis­play were the Anti-UAV (Un­manned Aerial Ve­hi­cle) de­fense sys­tem, an un­manned he­li­copter sys­tem, live-fire train­ing re­mote-mea­sur­ing sys­tems and sit­u­a­tional screens for joint op­er­a­tions and vi­su­al­iza­tion sys­tems.

In­ter­na­tional tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies such as Ro­hde & Sch­warz, Kon­tron and Na­tional In­stru­ments have been CIDEX ex­hibitors for years and did not dis­ap­point with their par­tic­i­pa­tion this year.

The event also saw new­com­ers like French ra­dio com­mu­ni­ca­tions soft­ware providers ATDI and US-based electrical con­nec­tion and pro­tec­tion so­lu­tions com­pany nVent in at­ten­dance.

Four large fo­rums fo­cus­ing on themes rang­ing from counter-ter­ror­ism to sur­vey­ing and mapping ge­o­graphic in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy and equip­ment were also held dur­ing the event.

Photo: Cour­tesy of CIDEX

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