With nearly two third more exhibitors than in 2021 FEINDEF, the Spanish acronym for Feria Internacional de Defensa y Seguridad, the international defence and security exhibition, saw the presence of some 25,000 visitors in the three days of opening. The event was inaugurated in Wednesday, May 17th by the Spanish Minister of Defence, Mrs. Margarita Robles Fernández, accompanied by the President of the FEINDEF Foundation Mr. Julián García Vargas, and by the Secretary of State for Defence Mrs. María Amparo Valcarce García.

The 2023 edition of FEINDEF saw over one fourth of foreign exhibitors, showing an increasing internationalisation of the event, the Madrid exhibition remaining however the showcase for the Spanish defence and security industry, many national companies waiting this event to unveil their new products.

Compared to the 2021 edition the second hall of the exhibition hosted numerous first tier international and Spanish companies, as well as a large area that hosted equipment in service with the Spanish Army.

FEINDEF also hosted a number of conferences, as well as the Innova for Def & Sec, a meeting point aiming at creating a national defence and security industries ecosystem, mainly devoted t promote startups and young talents.

The participation of numerous high-ranking delegations highlighted the increasing importance of FEINDEF, which fourth edition is planned for May 12-14 2025.

Hereafter EDR On-Line readers can find the articles on a selection of the most interesting topics seen at the exhibition.

Escribano unveils its new GMOS mortar turret

Navantia exhibits its SMART 8000 and Integrated Service Systems

GDELS integrates EuroTrophy on its ASCOD technology demonstrator while the active protection systems begins to be produced in Europe

A new innovative UUV family by Navantia, SAES and Perseo

BAE Systems and IDV exhibit the USMC ACV for the first time outside the USA

µASM A-Fox: a laser-guided micromissile for Class 1 UAVs by Aertec

NVLS unveils its 50°/52° Field of View family of NVGs

New multiple rocket launchers for the Spanish Army

Instalaza unveils its Alcotan 100 (M2) trainer developed with Guardiaris

First public appearance for the ASCOD VAC