The strong UK presence in Hangar 6 is using ‘Innovation and Partnership’ as the main theme of the UK exhibitors.
A wide range of innovative defence and security capabilities is on show at AAD 2016, as the UK companies are offering cutting-edge capabilities to meet Africa’s security challenges. The UK’s expertise on show includes border protection – in which the UK is a global leader – disaster relief, border and maritime security and operations against poachers.
The UK exhibitors aim to develop innovative industrial partnerships across Africa and AAD is an ideal opportunity for companies from the UK and across Africa to identify areas where they can work together.
The UK team is led by Air Vice Marshal Nigel Maddox, senior military adviser in the Department of International Trade’s Defence and Security Organisation, supported by Stuart Armstrong, the assistant director for Africa.
Armstrong said: “I am very keen that UK companies look for industrial partnerships and joint ventures in Africa so that we can continue to share knowledge, understanding and technology that will take our relationship from strength to strength.”