Arms Fairs

Arms fairs are held all over the world where companies exhibit all types of military, security and policing weapons and equipment, from fighter jets and water cannon to assault rifles and ammunition. They are designed to give companies the opportunity to showcase their weapons and for dealers and traders to meet with military delegations and governments from all over the world and arrange deals. Over the years, these fairs have grown in number and size. Between 2010 and 2014 for example, African Aerospace and Defence grew from 284 to 403 exhibitors, IWA in Germany grew from 1145 to 1355 exhibitors and Eurosatory in France grew from 1371 to 1478 exhibitors. This is mirrored by both the growth of military and policing equipment sales and the desire to sell domestically produced weapons to the international market.

The fairs can be a useful source of information for researchers with information such as exhibitor lists available on exhibition websites, details of new equipment and deals on company websites, and reports and photographs of new weapons in the trade press. We have extensive information on various fairs in our archive.

This map shows various arms fairs around the world hover over one of the pins and click to find out about the fair. We are developing this resource to include further information such past exhibitors lists and show reports – when available you will be able to find them under the 'more information' link. We will try to make all the exhibitors lists available in excel format for ease of use by other researchers – all the lists have been taken from the fair website or other materials published by the fair in question.

This is not an exhaustive list - so if you have any additions please contact us.

Aviation / Aerospace Cyber-Security / Surveillance Military Naval Police / Law Enforcement
Aviation / Aerospace Cyber-Security / Surveillance Military Naval Police / Law Enforcement

E.g., 19/10/2019

E.g., 19/10/2019

3CDSE - Three Counties Defence & Security Expo
Cyber-Security / SurveillanceMilitary
Location: Worcester, United Kingdom
Date: 01/09/2020
AAD - African Aerospace and Defence
Aviation / AerospaceMilitary
Location: Tshwane, South Africa
Date: 16/09/2020 to 20/09/2020
ADAS - Asian Defence Security and Crisis Management Exhibition
Aviation / AerospaceMilitaryNavalPolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Manila, Philippines
Date: 23/09/2020 to 25/09/2020
ADECS - Asia Defence Expo & Conference Series
Cyber-Security / SurveillanceMilitaryNaval
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Date: 04/02/2020 to 05/02/2020
ADEX - Azerbaijan International Defence Exhibition
Aviation / AerospaceCyber-Security / SurveillanceMilitaryPolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
Date: 08/09/2020 to 10/09/2020
ADEX - International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition
Aviation / Aerospace
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Date: 15/10/2019 to 20/10/2019
ADS Show
Aviation / Aerospace
Location: Bordeaux, France
Date: 01/09/2020
ADSE - Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo
Aviation / Aerospace
Location: Abbotsford, Canada
Date: 01/08/2020
Aero India
Aviation / Aerospace
Location: Bengaluru, India
Date: 01/02/2021
AeroDef India
Aviation / Aerospace
Location: Bengaluru, India
Date: 03/12/2019 to 05/12/2019
ArmHiTec
Aviation / AerospaceCyber-Security / SurveillanceMilitary
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Date: 26/03/2020 to 28/03/2020
Arms & Security
Aviation / AerospaceMilitaryNavalPolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Date: 01/10/2020
ASDA - Adriatic Sea Defense & Aerospace
Aviation / AerospaceCyber-Security / SurveillanceMilitaryNavalPolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Split, Croatia
Date: 01/04/2021
AUSA Annual Meeting
Military
Location: Washington, United States
Date: 14/10/2019 to 16/10/2019
AUSA Global Force
Military
Location: Virginia, United States
Date: 17/03/2020 to 20/03/2020
Avalon - Australian International Aerospace and Defence Exposition
Aviation / Aerospace
Location: Geelong, Australia
Date: 23/02/2021 to 26/02/2021
Aviation Africa
Aviation / Aerospace
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Date: 01/02/2020
Balt Military Expo
MilitaryNaval
Location: Gdansk, Poland
Date: 22/06/2020 to 24/06/2020
BIAS - Baharin Airshow
Aviation / Aerospace
Location: Sakhir Air Base, Bahrain
Date: 18/11/2020 to 20/11/2020
BIDEC - Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference
Aviation / AerospaceCyber-Security / SurveillanceMilitaryNavalPolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Manama, Bahrain
Date: 28/10/2019 to 30/10/2019
Border Security Expo
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: San Antonio, United States
Date: 11/03/2020 to 12/03/2020
BSDA - Black Sea Defense and Aerospace
Aviation / AerospaceCyber-Security / SurveillanceMilitaryNavalPolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Date: 20/05/2020 to 22/05/2020
CANSEC
Aviation / AerospaceMilitaryNaval
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Date: TBC
China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition
Aviation / Aerospace
Location: Zhuhai, China
Date: 10/11/2020 to 15/11/2020
China Police
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Beijing, China
Date: TBC
CiviSec - International Civil Security Congress and Exposition
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date: 24/03/2020 to 26/03/2020
CPSE - China Public Security Expo
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Shenzhen, China
Date: 28/10/2019 to 31/10/2019
CSTM - Conference on Simulations and Military Technology
Cyber-Security / SurveillanceMilitaryPolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Brasilia, Brazil
Date: 24/06/2019 to 27/06/2019
CTAX - Counter Terror Asia Expo
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Date: 01/10/2020
Defence Security Days
Military
Location: Paris, France
Date: TBC
DefenPol China
Aviation / AerospaceMilitaryNavalPolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Guangzhou, China
Date: 17/07/2020 to 18/07/2020
Defensa de la Industria
Aviation / AerospaceMilitaryNaval
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date: TBC
Defense & Security
MilitaryPolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Date: 18/11/2019
Defexpo
Aviation / AerospaceMilitaryPolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Chennai, India
Date: 10/04/2020 to 13/04/2020
DSA - Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference
Military
Location: Kuala Lumpa, Malaysia
Date: 20/04/2020 to 23/04/2020
DSE Vietnam
Cyber-Security / SurveillanceMilitaryPolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Date: 01/10/2021
DSEI - Defence & Security Equipment International
Aviation / AerospaceMilitaryNaval
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date: 10/09/2019 to 13/09/2019
DSEI Japan
Aviation / AerospaceCyber-Security / SurveillanceMilitaryNaval
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Date: 18/11/2019 to 20/11/2019
Dubai Airshow
Aviation / Aerospace
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date: 17/11/2019 to 21/11/2019
EDEX - Egypt Defence Expo
Military
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Date: 07/12/2020 to 10/12/2020
Emergency Services Show (ESS)
Police / Law Enforcement
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Date: 01/09/2020
EMS - Expo Seguridad Mexico
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Date: TBC
Enforce Tac
Police / Law Enforcement
Location: Nuremberg, Germany
Date: 04/03/2020 to 05/03/2020
Eurasia Airshow
Aviation / Aerospace
Location: Antalya, Turkey
Date: 01/04/2020
Euronaval
Naval
Location: Paris, France
Date: 01/10/2020
Europoltech
Naval
Location: Gdansk, Poland
Date: TBC
Eurosatory
Military
Location: Paris, France
Date: 08/06/2020 to 12/06/2020
Expodefensa
Cyber-Security / SurveillanceMilitaryPolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Date: 02/12/2019 to 04/12/2019
Exponaval
Naval
Location: Valparaiso, Chile
Date: 01/12/2020 to 04/12/2020
FAMEX
Aviation / Aerospace
Location: Santa Lucía, Mexico
Date: TBC
Farnborough International Airshow
Aviation / Aerospace
Location: Farnborough, United Kingdom
Date: 20/07/2020 to 24/07/2020
FIDAE
Aviation / Aerospace
Location: Santiago, Chile
Date: 31/03/2020 to 05/04/2020
FPED
Military
Location: Virginia, United States
Date: TBC
Future Forces
Cyber-Security / SurveillanceMilitary
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Date: TBC
GPEC - General Police Equipment Exhibition and Conference
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Date: 18/02/2020 to 20/02/2020
Gulf Defense & Aerospace Exhibition
Aviation / AerospaceMilitaryNavalPolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Mishrif, Kuwait
Date: 10/12/2019 to 12/12/2019
HEMUS Exhibition
Military
Location: Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Date: 27/05/2020 to 30/05/2020
HLS & Cyber
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Date: TBC
Homsec
Cyber-Security / SurveillanceMilitaryPolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Madrid, Spain
Date: TBC
HuntEx
MilitaryPolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Midrand, South Africa
Date: 24/04/2020
IACP - International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Exposition
Police / Law Enforcement
Location: Chicago, United States
Date: 26/10/2019 to 29/10/2019
IADE - International Aerospace & Defence Exhibition
Aviation / Aerospace
Location: Tunis, Tunisia
Date: 04/03/2020 to 08/03/2020
IDEAS
Aviation / AerospaceMilitaryNaval
Location: Karachi, Pakistan
Date: 24/11/2020 to 27/11/2020
IDEB International Defence Exhibition Bratislava
MilitaryPolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Date: 13/05/2020 to 15/05/2020
IDEX - International Defence Exhibition and Conference
Aviation / AerospaceMilitaryNaval
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Date: 21/02/2021 to 25/02/2021
IFSEC India
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: New Delhi, India
Date: 19/12/2019 to 21/12/2019
IFSEC International
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date: 01/06/2020
IFSEC Philippines
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Manila, Philippines
Date: 13/06/2019 to 15/06/2019
IFSEC South East Asia
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Kuala Lumpa, Malaysia
Date: 23/06/2020 to 25/06/2020
IISE - India International Security Expo
Police / Law Enforcement
Location: New Delhi, India
Date: 01/10/2020
ILA Berlin Airshow
Aviation / Aerospace
Location: Berlin, Germany
Date: 17/05/2020 to 20/05/2020
IMDEX
Naval
Location: Changi, Singapore
Date: 14/05/2019 to 16/05/2019
Indo Defence
Aviation / AerospaceMilitaryNaval
Location: Jarkata, Indonesia
Date: 01/11/2020
Innoprom
Police / Law Enforcement
Location: Ekaterinburg, Russia
Date: 08/07/2019 to 11/07/2019
International Armoured Vehicles (UK)
MilitaryPolice / Law Enforcement
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date: 20/01/2020 to 23/01/2020
International Armoured Vehicles (USA)
MilitaryPolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Austin, United States
Date: 01/06/2020
International Military Technical Forum
Aviation / AerospaceMilitaryNaval
Location: Moscow, Russia
Date: 01/06/2020
International Paris Airshow
Aviation / Aerospace
Location: Paris, France
Date: 01/06/2021
International Police Expo
Police / Law Enforcement
Location: New Dehli, India
Date: 01/07/2020
Interpol World
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Date: 01/09/2021
Interpolitex
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Moscow, Russia
Date: 22/10/2019 to 25/10/2019
Intersec Dubai
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date: 19/01/2020 to 21/01/2020
IQDEX - Defense, Security & Aviation Fair
Aviation / AerospaceMilitary
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Date: 07/03/2020 to 10/03/2020
Iran Airshow
Aviation / Aerospace
Location: Kish Island, Iran
Date: 01/11/2020
ISDEF Japan
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Date: TBC
ISNR - International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Date: 17/03/2020 to 19/03/2020
ITEC
Cyber-Security / SurveillanceMilitaryPolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Date: TBC
IWA - Outdoor Classics
MilitaryPolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Nuremberg, Germany
Date: 06/03/2020 to 09/03/2020
KADEX - Kazakhstan Defence Expo
Aviation / AerospaceMilitary
Location: Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Date: 28/05/2020 to 31/05/2020
Korea Police World Expo
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Incheon, South Korea
Date: 21/10/2019 to 23/10/2019
LAAD Defence and Security
MilitaryPolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: TBC
Land Forces
Military
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Date: 01/09/2020 to 03/09/2020
LIBDEX
Military
Location: Tripoli, Libya
Date: TBC
MADEX - International Maritime Defense Industry Exhibition
Naval
Location: Busan, South Korea
Date: 22/10/2019 to 25/12/2019
MAKS
Aviation / AerospaceMilitary
Location: Moscow, Russia
Date: 27/08/2019 to 01/09/2019
Marrakech Airshow
Aviation / Aerospace
Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Date: TBC
Milipol Asia Pacific
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Changi, Singapore
Date: TBC
Milipol France
Cyber-Security / Surveillance
Location: Paris, France
Date: 19/11/2019 to 22/11/2019
Milipol Qatar
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Doha, Qatar
Date: 26/10/2020 to 28/10/2020
MSPO Defence
Aviation / AerospaceMilitaryNavalPolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Kleice, Poland
Date: 01/09/2020
Naval Defense Philippines
Naval
Location: Manila, Philippines
Date: 01/06/2020
NIDV Symposium & Exhibition
Aviation / AerospaceMilitaryNaval
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Date: 28/11/2019
Pacific International Maritime Exposition
Naval
Location: Sydney, Australia
Date: 01/10/2021
PARTNER - International Defence Exhibition
Military
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Date: 01/06/2021
Police Security Expo
Police / Law Enforcement
Location: Atlantic City, United States
Date: 01/06/2020
RIDEX (Rio International Defence EXPO)
Aviation / AerospaceMilitaryNavalPolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Rio de Janerio, Brazil
Date: 01/06/2020
Saha Expo
Aviation / AerospaceMilitary
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Date: TBC
SC Expo Defense
Aviation / AerospaceMilitary
Location: Florianopolis, Brazil
Date: 01/09/2020
Securex South Africa
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: 02/06/2020 to 04/06/2020
Securex Uzbekistan
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Date: 20/11/2019 to 22/11/2019
Securex West Africa
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Date: 17/03/2020 to 18/03/2020
Security and Counter Terror Expo
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date: 19/05/2020 to 21/05/2020
Security and Policing Home Office Event
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Farnborough, United Kingdom
Date: 03/03/2020 to 05/03/2020
Security Australia
Cyber-Security / Surveillance
Location: Sydney, Australia
Date: 01/07/2020
Security China
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Beijing, China
Date: 01/10/2020
Security Israel
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Date: TBC
Secutech
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Date: TBC
Segurex
Police / Law Enforcement
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Date: TBC
Seguritec
Cyber-Security / Surveillance
Location: Lima, Peru
Date: 27/05/2020 to 29/05/2020
Shield Africa
Police / Law Enforcement
Location: Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Date: TBC
Shot Show
MilitaryPolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Las Vegas, United States
Date: 21/01/2020 to 24/01/2020
Singapore Airshow
Aviation / Aerospace
Location: Changi, Singapore
Date: 11/02/2020 to 16/02/2020
SITDEF
Aviation / AerospaceCyber-Security / SurveillanceMilitaryNaval
Location: Lima, Peru
Date: TBC
SMES - Security Middle East Show
Military
Location: Biel, Lebanon
Date: TBC
SNSR Expo
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Date: 29/10/2019 to 31/10/2019
SOBRA - International Fair of Defence, Security, Protection and Rescue
Aviation / AerospaceMilitaryPolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Gornja Radgona, Slovenia
Date: 24/09/2020 to 26/09/2020
SOFEX
Military
Location: Amman, Jordan
Date: 30/03/2020 to 02/04/2020
SOFIC - Special Operations Forces Industry Conference
Military
Location: Tampa, United States
Date: 11/05/2020 to 14/05/2020
Space & Missile Defense Symposium & Expo
Aviation / Aerospace
Location: Huntsville, United States
Date: 06/08/2019 to 08/08/2019
SST - Security and Safety Technologies
Cyber-Security / SurveillancePolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Moscow, Russia
Date: 11/02/2020 to 13/02/2020
UMEX - The Umanned Systems Exhibition and Conference
Aviation / AerospaceMilitaryNavalPolice / Law Enforcement
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Date: 23/02/2020 to 25/02/2020
Undersea Defence Technology
Naval
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Date: TBC
Urban Shield
Police / Law Enforcement
Location: California, United States
Date: TBC
VIDSE - Vietnam International Defense & Security Exhibition
Aviation / AerospaceMilitaryNaval
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Date: 17/03/2020 to 19/03/2020