From May 23 to 26, the 5th International Exhibition of Weapons Systems and Military Equipment (KADEX 2018), which was sponsored by the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, was held in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. The State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND) organized for the first time 7 Chinese military trade companies including CATIC to be present at the exhibition. The exhibited Y-9E、JF-17、JF-17B、WL-I、L-15 caught high attention from the Kazakhstan customers.
As the largest defense exhibition in the Central Asian Region, the KADEX has attracted more and more exhibitors and visitors since 2010, thus expanding more influence. Over 400 companies from 55 countries and regions were deployed at the exhibition with 124 kinds of ground equipment and 18 kinds of aviation equipment in static display.
On February 25, the 2nd Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX2018) was held in Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE. This event attracted 122 exhibitors from over 30 countries, including US General Atomics, Lockheed Martin, Italian Leonardo and Canadian L3, which showcased their unmanned aerial systems and products.
CATIC also brought its products to the exhibition, including the Wing Loong II, Yunying, AV500, A-HAWK and ASN301 anti-radiation UAVs.