Turkey to join defense industry expo in Brazil

By Aysenur Saglam

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey is scheduled to attend a defense and security expo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, an official statement said on Monday.

Turkey will attend the 12th Latin American Aero and Defense (LAAD) expo between April 2-5, the Presidency of Defense Industries said.

Total of 17 Turkish companies will join the leading Latin American defense and security exhibition, it added.

Armored vehicle platforms, various unmanned land and air vehicles, as well as marine, arm, and electronic systems are expected to be introduced during the expo.

Among products to be showcased will also be ammunition, simulators, military textile and logistic support products manufactured by Turkish defense industry companies.

Turkish Aerospace Industries' T129 ATAK multirole combat helicopter will also be on display at the expo, the statement added.

The T129 ATAK is a next-generation, tandem and two-seat, twin engine helicopter, specifically designed for attack and reconnaissance.

Defense and security industry representatives, as well as official delegations from various countries are expected to take part in the biennial expo.

In 2017, some 450 international companies and over 37,000 participants attended the LAAD expo.

The LAAD is supported by Brazil’s Defense and Justice Ministry, and military forces, according to its website.

* Writing by Jeyhun Aliyev