Africa Aerospace and Defense Opens In South Africa
The Africa Aerospace, and Defence, AAD 2022 has opened at Air Force Base Waterkloof in Pretoria, South Africa.
This comes after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 health crisis.
The Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2022 is an opportunity for companies from across the world to work together.
Countries like The US, Belgium, and China will be present.
Minister of Defense, Thandi Modise presses the importance of the event for the country.
He said, “In South Africa, it is very important it helps to create jobs. Defense is one of the pillars because if our defense industry is not there to defend our defense so we are in trouble so it is very very important.”
Meanwhile, during said event, the South African National Defense Force will put on a “mini war” display.
While the South African Police Service will also do a hijacking/hostage rescue display typically involving aircraft, vehicles, simulated gunfire, and other demos.
Report says unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, will have a high profile at this year’s exhibition, as they will for the first time be allowed to fly during the trade show at the Air Force Base in Pretoria.
The aerospace and defense expo, which opened on Wednesday will run until Sunday, September 25th, with the first three days being trade days and the last two being air show days.