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S. Korea holds defense expo to showcase cutting-edge weapons and systems Updated: 2018-09-12 17:59:58 KST


South Korea's biggest arms exhibition kicked off Wednesday at the Korean International Exhibition Center in the northwestern city of Goyang.

Hosted by the Association of the Republic of Korea Army and supported by Seoul's defense ministry, the Defense Expo Korea 2018 promotes overseas sales of Korean-made weapons and military technology.

For five days this week, 250 defense companies from 31 countries have a chance to talk with potential buyers and attract them with the latest cutting-edge weapons, helicopters and military vehicles.

One of the highlights of this year's event is the Korean Army's special booth set up to display its "five game changers", including the warrior platform that gives soldiers high-tech battle gear such as advanced bulletproof clothing and advanced rifle attachments.

The newest additions to this year's exhibition include 8 wheeled armoured vehicles designed to enhance troop mobility and survivability, and obstacle breaching tanks that can clear pathways through minefields.

The previous defense exhibition in 2016 drew over 120,000 visitors,… and had some 400 business consultations worth over 1.5 billion U.S. dollars.

"After providing networking opportunities for defense firms and buyers until Friday, the exhibition will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday. Kan Hyeong-woo, Arirang News"
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