From 7 to 10 November 2018, Jakarta draws the attention of major exhibitors, visitors and decision makers in the field of defense equipment acquisitions, not only from Southeast Asia but also from several other parts of the world, as geopoliticaland and industrial conerns in the region justify such an interest. This 8th triservice expo and forum organised by Indonesia at the Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran under the authority of the ministry of Defence is held concurrently with the 5th Indo Marine 2018 Expo & Forum.
IndoDefence 2018 is taking place at the same time as the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition held in Zhuhai, hence a minor presence of Chinese exhibitors but many other ones coming Indonesia and elsewhere in SouthEast Asia, from France (GICAT, Nexter, Thales, etc.), Germany, UK, Turkey, Sweden - to mention only European countries - Russia, Australia, etc. are present in force. The ASEAN both plays its role and draws worldwide interest. Not many new products are showcased but some are displayed for the first time either at IndoDefence or in the region.