DSA & NATSEC ASIA 2022 Back with a Bang to Advance a New Era of Defence
Back with a Bang to Advance a New Era of Defence
Kuala Lumpur, 3 December 2021 – Asia’s largest Defence and Homeland Security show, last held in 2018, will return for another stellar showing in Kuala Lumpur from 28-31 March 2022 after a hiatus for its 2020 edition due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 17th edition of Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2022 promises to be yet another highprofile showcase of some of the world’s sophisticated hardware & electronic warfare in land, air, sea & cyber domain, border protection, citizen identification, artificial intelligence, battlefield healthcare products/technology, training & simulation systems and police and homeland security peripherals and critical assets protection system.
Held concurrently with DSA 2022, will be National Security Asia 2022 (NATSEC Asia 2022), an international exhibition on National Security for Asia, which covers Law Enforcement, Homeland Security and Border Control.
Playing a key role as the Asia Pacific Defence and Security hub for the world defence and security industries for business sourcing activities, the two mega events will also serve as a pivotal platform bringing together various major players in the defence and security industry and government agencies for strategic alliances, business collaborations and successful networking.
For the first time ever since the inception of the series, DSA and NATSEC will be presented as a hybrid event. In keeping with the new norms, advancement of technological and connectivity, DSA 2022 and NATSEC Asia 2022 will be complemented by a virtual platform as a value-added component to help participants access the contents before, during and after the show.
DSA 2022 and NATSEC Asia 2022 were officially launched today at the St. Regis Kuala Lumpur by YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin bin Tun Hussein, Senior Minister of Defence and YB Dato’ Seri Hamzah bin Zainuddin, Minister of Home Affairs. Other VIPs in attendance included Dato' Sri Muez bin Abdul Aziz, Secretary General Ministry of Defence, Datuk Wan Ahmad Dahlan bin Haji Abdul Aziz, Secretary General Ministry of Home Affairs, and General Tan Sri Dato' Sri Haji Affendi bin Buang RMAF, Chief of Defence Force Malaysia. Marking a historic development in the DSA and NATSEC series, guests from all around the world were able to virtually attend the event, joining the over 200 guests in attendance at the St. Regis ballroom.
Hosting the event was Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin, Chairman of DSA Exhibition and Conference Sdn Bhd, which is the organiser of the DSA and NATSEC Asia series. The two events are supported and co-organised together with the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs, Malaysian Armed Forces and Royal Malaysia Police.
Over the years since it was established in 1988, the DSA series has evolved to become a crucial voice in addressing various security concerns including areas like counter terrorism, cyber security, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, peacekeeping operations as well as battlefield healthcare and critical assets protection, among others.
DSA 2022 and NATSEC Asia 2022 will build on the resounding success of DSA 2018 and NATSEC Asia 2018 which raised the bar in terms of exhibitors, International Pavilions, VIP delegations and visitors. Scheduled at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC), DSA 2022 and NATSEC Asia 2022 will be packed with exciting features including the Putrajaya Forum topics revolving on regional defence agenda, Cyber Defence and Security conference and pavilion; a terrorism-themed security conference; Chief of Army Roundtable Talks (ChART); Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) conference and pavilion for Malaysian defence and security innovations. Over 1,170 companies from the global defence and security sector from more than 54 countries and regions are expected, as well as 37 International Pavilions, some 350 VIP delegations from over 45 countries and 40,000 visitors from 50 countries/regions.
To-date, 70% of the space booking at DSA 2022 and NATSEC Asia 2022 has been confirmed. Malaysian defence and security companies confirmed participating include Advanced Defence Systems Sdn Bhd, Cendana Auto Sdn Bhd, Destini Prima Sdn Bhd, DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd, Mildef International Technologies Sdn Bhd, Mindmatics Sdn Bhd, Nadicorp Holdings Sdn Bhd, Sapura Group, System Consultancy Services Sdn Bhd, and Weststar Defence Industries Sdn Bhd.
Confirmed international exhibitors are Aimpoint AB, Airbus SAS, Arsenal 2000 JSCo., Aselsan Elektronik Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S., Avibras Indústria Aeroespacial S.A., Beretta, Codan Communications Australia, Expal Systems S.A., Fincantieri, Havelsan A.S., Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace As, MBDA, Ministry Of Defence Industry of The Republic Of Azerbaijan, Ministry Of Defence of The Slovak Republic, Ministry Of Industry and Trade Of The Czech Republic, MKU Limited, Nammo Raufoss AS, National ChungShan Institute of Science & Technology, Navantia S.A. S.M.E, Roketsan Missiles Inc., RUAG Ammotec AG, Slovak, Investment And Trade Development Agency, SOGENA, Team Defence Australia, Thales Global Services, Ukrspecexport State Company, Victorinox AG, and Yugoimport SPDR. Expected major sponsors include BMW Malaysia, BAE Systems, FNSS, Havelsan, KDIA, MBDA, Naval Group, NIMR, Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB), and Thales.
DSA 2022 and NATSEC Asia 2022 are open to high level delegations, government personnel, Defence and Security industry professionals and executives as well as the military, police and enforcement agencies personnel only.
DSA 2022 and NATSEC Asia 2022 are ready and welcome the presence of exhibitors and trade visitors. The co-organisers together with the cooperation of relevant ministries and agencies such as the Ministry of Health, Ministry of International Trade & Industries, National Security Council, Malaysian Investment Development Authorty and the Immigration Department are refining guidelines and SOPs to facilitate the entry of business travelers and to prevent the spread of Covid-19, especially during the events.
For more information on DSA 2022 and NATSEC Asia 2022, log on to www.dsaexhibition.com.