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Military Equipment Exhibition in Bucharest: BSDA 2022

The largest exhibition of military equipment in Eastern Europe is in Bucharest. On May 18-20, the eighth edition of the “International Exhibition dedicated to the aeronautical industry, defence, national security, and private security – BSDA 2022” will be held at the ROMAERO S.A. Exhibition Complex in Bucharest.

Military Equipement
Photo Source: BSDA Facebook account

After a four-year hiatus, “Black Sea Defense and Aerospace” returns to Romaero, in Bucharest. The largest military exhibition in Eastern Europe is where armies from the Black Sea Region and beyond lay down future procurement contracts.

Over 30 countries’ companies and institutions are represented, and Romania has its own stand. Romarm, the largest defence manufacturer, displays its armoured transporter and fighting machine and artillery and ammunition weapons and ammunition made in our country. Missiles and the famous AK 47 assault rifles will also be on display.

Structures from the Ministry of National Defense and other National Defense and Public Order System institutions and the American, Polish, and French armed forces will exhibit modern military Equipment and Equipment during the three-day exhibition event.

Military equipment worth millions of Euro

This year, the big battle at Black Sea Defense and Aerospace is on the Land Forces budget. The Ministry of Defense alone is prepared to spend hundreds of millions of euros to acquire more than 500 armoured vehicles required by the military in theatres of operations.

Military Equipement
Photo Source: BSDA facebook

The main military allies, the Americans, bring the most powerful equipment and fighting machines to Bucharest, from the famous M1A2 Abrams tanks to the simulators for F35 fighter jets that the Romanian Air Force plans to purchase in the coming years.

Surveillance and attack drones are one of the Romanian Army’s most advanced acquisition programs. Perhaps this is why, at this important exhibition, one of the competitors displayed an unmanned aerial vehicle that could be manufactured even in Romania.

Military drone
Photo Source: BSDA facebook

Mr. Emmanuel Levacher, President and CEO of ARQUUS (Renault Trucks Defense) France, present at the exhibition in Bucharest, mentions the importance of this international exhibition in Eastern Europe for the military development of each country, but also cooperation in terms of armament investments.

I think we have a very strong possibility to implement local manufacturing of these products. We are willing to share the technology with the Romanian partner. We include some Romanian suppliers to provide systems and different parts to really localise this production in Romania. We also have a very strong cord Romanian relationship with the primate of the french battalion within NATO in Romania, and that is also a proof that France can support politically, militarily, and with a good display of the products which French Forces are using, so this also assure that we can have a long-term relationship with the country.

Emmanuel Levacher
Video source: TOP competitiveness (RO.A&D Project .to) youtube channel

Romania, through this event, shows that it is willing to make contacts, is willing to be transparent and thus, anyone who has products that fit the needs of the Romanian Army can come to represent regardless of the country.

Sebastian Tudor, organizer of the exhibition

Romaero also hosts demonstration tactical exercises, both VIP protection and counter-terrorism, in which all MAPN forces, from the Air Force to the Special Forces, are involved.

For those who haven’t visited the exhibition yet, on Friday, May 20, public access to the Romaero military exhibition will be allowed free of charge between 10 AM and 3 PM.

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