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Since 2010, KADEX (Kazakhstan Defense Expo), the International Exhibition of Weapons Systems and Military Equipment, has become an excellent place for demonstration of the latest achievements in military industry and experience exchange among specialists. KADEX (Kazakhstan Defence Expo) firmly retains the role of a show that unites members of the world's leading companies in the military industry. This year, for its 5th edition, KADEX will take place from the 23rd to 26th May 2018 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

The show is officialy supported by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The global community has duly appreciated the Kazakhstani weaponry exhibition. This is evidenced by the continuous growth in the number of its participants and visitors. Every year, a significant agreement package is signed on the exhibition.


Exhibiting Companies (44 countries)
Official delegations
Bilateral meetings

During KADEX 2016, about 120,000 people (in 2014 – 45,000), including 21,000 of specialists and over 90 of citizens and visitors of the capital attended the event. More than 700 foreign and domestic weaponry and equipment items were demonstrated in the territory of the complex. Static display area and live demonstrations were featured.

The Kazakh defense market will be driven by an arms race in the region with focus on modernizing its military by procuring advanced defense systems and growing threats from domestic terrorism. In addition, the capital expenditure allocation is anticipated to average 35.5% of the total defense budget during 2017-2021 and defense equipment procurements are expected to be in the areas of military rotorcraft, air defense systems, and military transport aircraft. Military expenditure is anticipated to register a CAGR of 8.76% during 2017-2021, to value US$2.08 billion in 2021.

At the occasion of KADEX 2018, P&C International has been officially appointed by the show organiser to coordinated the US and Canadian Participation.

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