DSA 2018 at Kuala Lumpur

By Paolo Valpolini

Inaugurated by the Deputy Minister of Defence and by the Deputy Minister of  Home affairs, the 16th edition of  DSA (Defence Services Asia) is hosted for the first time in the new MITEC (Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre) and gathers around exhibitors from over 60 different countries. The 2018 edition goes beyond defence, as together with DSA visitors can have full access to homeland security technologies exhibited in the NATSEC Asia 2018 (National Security Asia 2018).

Split on three floors, the exhibition sees the Malaysian industry at the forefront, presenting its most recent development, while numerous major international defence players line up for potential contracts in Malaysia and in the region, always in partnership with local industries, a condition that has become a must.

After having inaugurated a forum on “Recalibrating the Regional Security Architecture”, around 4 PM on April 16 the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Yab Dato’ Sri Mohd  Najib bin Tu Abdul Razak visited the exhibition . Malaysia is in the need of modernising its armed forces, however budget cuts have forced the Ministry of Defence to prioritise investments, postponing some of the planned programmes.

 

 First foreign appearance for FNSS’ Pars 6×6 Scout


 

 Hanwha unveils the Tigon


 Strong ties between France and Malaysia

 


 Ferretti unveils the latest evolution of its FSD150

 


  Seeing through the wall with STM


 

 Nexter LG1 for the Royal Malaysian Army


 

 “FNSS aims at reinorcing its position in Malaysia,” company CEO says