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Eurosatory is an International Defence & Security industry trade show that is held every two years in Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre. The event is organized by COGES in partnership with the French Ministry of Defense.

Run by COGES, the French land defense manufacturers association, the exhibition gathered over 5 days all field players- politics and military decision-makers, manufacturers and media – all focusing to find out ongoing developments within the armed forces, to discover future systems and equipment and to understand the changes in the defense industrial landscape. Dedicated to business, the Exhibition had a huge attendance at its Eurosatory business meetings, which bring together prime contractors and subcontractors. The European Defense and Security Meetings (EDSM), which concern manufacturers and decision-makers, showed the same results.

Thematic sections include: Arms & ammunition, Command, control, communication and information, Training, Electronic systems, Apparels, Internal security equipment, Land based platforms, Sea based platforms and equipment, and Research & development.

Highlighting all aspects of air-land warfare, security and force protection, Eurosatory provides the hub of defense industries presenting hardware and services for the military, defense ministries and primes.

The biennial event attracts tens of thousands of visitors, from five continents, assembling to learn about the latest trends in defense and security.

In addition to the large exhibition hall and large outdoor exhibit hosting over 1,500 defense systems on static display, the adjacent 50,000 M2 proving grounds and obstacle course, is where these systems are demonstrating in live action- combat vehicles, combat support and combat service support equipment negotiating obstacles under simulated live conditions. Adjacent group displays specific themes covering command posts, medical facilities, field deployed, maintenance and field repair shops.

This year's exhibition highlights several 'technology clusters', covering unmanned systems, associated with conferences organized by the Unmanned Vehicles Systems International association and operational medicine, associated with the international conference on operational medicine, organized by the French armed forces. The unmanned systems group display was first launched in 2008 and is expected to be even bigger this year, featuring live demonstrations of robotic vehicles performing certain tasks such as manipulation, indoor exploration, surveillance, checkpoint activities and even indoor flight by mini and micro rotary-wing drones.

The event co-hosts the UVS Forum, organized by UVS International. This annual global gathering of developers, manufacturers and users of unmanned system covers the entire range of applications of unmanned systems, for military, security, commercial and other applications.

Eurosatory provides a 'business week' for many executives from mid-size companies, gaining access to world markets, especially for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME), who benefit from the Eurosatory One-to-one Business Meetings.

The Eurosatory Exhibition is open only to professionals and concerned students.


Paris, France

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