Eurosatory is an international defence and security industry trade show that is held every two years in Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, Paris. In 2014 it had over 1000 exhibitors and over 55,700 visitors. It is organized by COGES in partnership with the French Ministry of Defense. The event in 2010 was the tenth Eurosatory exhibition. The first was held in 1992, at Le Bourget.
As indicated by its name, this exhibition presents products from the entire Land and Air-land industry, from raw materials to sub-assemblies and operational systems.
It covers a wide range of "products" from vehicles (tanks, armored vehicles, trucks) to small arms (guns, missiles, knives) through communications systems, uniforms, logistics services, but also simulation, operational medicine and disaster responses, etc. Security has also been a major theme during last exhibitions, with monitoring, alert and emergency responses solutions as well as civil security with the presence of firemen, among other institutions.
The exhibition is the largest of its kind worldwide. It is closed to the general public; access is by invitation only to professionals (exhibitions, institutional, government officials, industry professionals, all ranks members of armed and security forces, police and emergency units). Access is prohibited under 16. Part of the exhibition is held indoor, the other outdoor where stands are also set up. A dynamic live demonstration zone has been created to show the in-real use of several devices: vehicles, drones, technical intervention, and others. These demonstrations are organised twice a day.
- Exhibition website
- Israel in eurosatory, 2010 (French)
- Media related to Eurosatory at Wikimedia Commons
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