DSA (Defence Services Asia) and NATSEC (National Security) fairs were not held in 2020 due to pandemic conditions, but as the situation normalised around the world, they were able to be held in 2022, between 28-31 March in Kuala Lumpur. Both fairs were held at the same place and reflected the dynamics of Malaysian and Regional markets with their attendants, participants, and the cooperation opportunities they provided.
DSA and NATSEC 2022 were open to sector professionals only and received 35,567 visitors in total from 85 countries. In addition, 380 high level delegations from 34 countries graced the event. The Austria, Azerbaijan, China, Czech Republic, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Korea, Pakistan, Slovakia, Switzerland, Turkey, USA and UK were a part of these fairs with their national pavilions. The fair was held in an area of 38 thousand square meters, hosting 1,096 companies from 49 countries.
Putrajaya Forum, held as a part of DSA and NATSEC, brought the officials that work on defence and security policies, relevant organisations, think tanks and academics together.
Malaysia Strengthened its Regional Cooperation
Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin bin Tun Hussein, Minister of Defence of Malaysia held talks with the Defence Ministers of Brunei, Indonesia, Maldives, Philippines and Singapore. These talks led to;
- Holding talks regarding joint border outposts with Indonesia in July,
- Commencing a defence cooperation with Brunei and
- Commencing a training cooperation with Maldives.
Ministry of Defence of Malaysia and Ministry of Home Affairs of Malaysia signed contracts worth RM 7 billion (approx. $1.6 billion), including the contract between Turkish Aerospace and NS Corporation. These companies will hold joint efforts to develop the aerospace ecosystem in Malaysia, as a part of Malaysia’s Vision Valley 2.0 initiative.
Türkiye Topped the Charts
Türkiye was a part of DSA and NATSEC with 32 companies and organisations, with Defence Industry Agency leading the way. Türkiye’s national pavilion in the fair was the largest in both fairs.
The fair officials highlight the fact that DSA and NATSEC is the only event in the world that brings defence and national security sectors together. The next edition, DSA and NATSEC 2024, is planned to be held between 6-9 May 2024.
We present the important news regarding Türkiye’s participation in the fair with our dear readers.