Azerbaijan Defense Industry participate in the 16th International Defense Industry Fair, IDEF 2023, in Turkey's Istanbul kicked off today.
The Ministry of Defence Industry of the Republic of Azerbaijan stated on Tuesday, that a delegation of the Ministry of Defence Industry of Azerbaijan is also taking part in the exhibition held under the patronage of the Turkish Presidential Administration under the auspices of the Turkish Ministry of National Defence.
The International Defence Industry Exhibition "IDEF 2023" exhibits 131 items of defense products manufactured at the enterprises of the Ministry of Defence Industry of Azerbaijan, including various types of small arms, close combat weapons, mortars, ammunition of various calibres, unmanned aerial vehicles and others.
At the same time, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Heydar Aliyev, the national leader of the Azerbaijani people, and founder of the modern Azerbaijani state, a corner "Heydar Aliyev" dedicated to the great leader has been created at the stand.
During the exhibition, Azerbaijani Defence Industry Minister Madat Guliyev is scheduled to meet with representatives of the Turkish government and heads of delegations of a number of countries taking part in the exhibition.
The International Defence Industry Exhibition IDEF-2023 will continue its work until 28 July.
The exhibition is one of the world's largest platforms for the demonstration of new weapons and is held at the TÜYAP exhibition centre in Istanbul.
IDEF is among the world's four largest defence industry exhibitions in terms of the number of exhibiting companies. In addition, IDEF stands out as the world's largest platform for negotiations between defence companies.
As in previous years, IDEF will showcase the novelties of the domestic defence industry. The exhibition will also feature upgraded versions of previously developed products of the Turkish defence industry.
Combat and tactical armoured personnel carriers, unmanned ground vehicles, guided missiles, military simulators, equipment for destroying explosive materials and other latest developments in the military-industrial complex will be demonstrated.
International Defense Industry Fair IDEF
The fair takes place under the auspices of the Presidency of the Turkish Republic, hosted by the Turkish Ministry of National Defense, with contributions from the Defense Industry Agency, under the administration and responsibility of the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation, with organization by TÜYAP Fairs and Exhibitions Inc. at the TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center.
The fair takes place in an area of 120,000 square meters, featuring thousands of products related to ground, air, maritime and space defense systems, transportation, logistics, supporting services, equipment supply vehicles and instruments and all sorts of security services.
IDEF is held every two years, and for four days will provide the opportunity to its participants, domestic and international sector professionals to meet with authorities responsible for Turkish defense and security procurement as well as foreign delegations.
IDEF 2021 greeted 614 delegation members from 163 delegations from 81 countries and 2 international institutions. Among fair participants were 1 President, 1 Presidential Council Vice President, 1 Prime Minister, 1 Deputy Prime Minister, 24 Ministers, 14 Chiefs of Staff, 2 Deputy Chiefs of Staff, 25 Military Commanders, 11 Deputy Ministers and 1 Undersecretary, in addition to many civilian and military procurement officials.
As part of the fair that hosted 1,238 companies from 53 countries, important commercial ties were formed between domestic and international participating companies and the visiting delegations, and 4,055 planned meetings and stand visits and 94 signing ceremonies were held between procurement officials, delegations and participants.
The fair saw a high level of interest from visitors, drawing 68,795 professionals from 94 countries.