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LAAD Latin America Aero & Defence Trade show on April 12-15th in Rio, Brazil.

Images of LAAD 2009

Next April 12-15 at Riocentro Exhibitions Center in Rio de Janeiro starts Latin America Aero  & Defence LAAD , an important trade show for the defence and security industry in Latin America. Backed by the Brazilian State and Defense Industry , LAAD  takes place every two years bringing together Brazilian and international companies that specialize in supplying equipment and services to all three major services of the Armed Forces, Police, special forces and security services, as well as consultants and government agencies.

In 2011 LAAD celebrates its 8th edition, with the participation this year of  55 Delegations from 53 countries,  24,000 visitors from 60 countries,  600 exhibitors  and  18 National pavilions.

The exhibitor profile is : technology oriented in aerospace material and IT hardware & software, providing services (like Engineering, Design, Manufacturing, Research & Development, Simulators and Training) and manufactures like armaments (non-lethal weapons, light weapons, artillery), Personal Protection Equipment, Land and Sea Vehicles and Systems (unmanned & manned), Communications Equipment ( Imaging, Graphics, GIS, Mapping, Displays), C4ISR, Marine Propulsion, Defence (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical),  Parts (accessories, components, spare parts  and Logistics and Support Systems and Services.

This year, LAAD will specially focus in police work, public safety and law enforcement. That is why in 2011 LAAD will be also supported by the National Councils of the main Brazilian police forces.

Another expo info are  the exhibition of three new expo sectors: Space, Security, Training & Simulation.