International Defense Fair 2019 Istanbul Turkey in Pictures

International Defense Fair (IDEF) hosted by the Ministry of National Defense and under the management of the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation is one of the largest defense exhibitions in the world.

14th International Defense Industry Fair is being held between April 30 – May 3, 2019 at TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center in Büyükçekmece, Istanbul.

A large number of international defense agencies and military equipment manufacturers are representing their countries in the global event. According to this year’s IDEF exhibitor list, the following Pakistani companies are also participating:

  • Defence Export Promotion Organization
  • Firhaj Footwear Pvt Ltd
  • Global Industrial & Defence Solutions (GIDS)
  • Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT)
  • Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC)
  • Pakistan Ordinance Factory (POF)
  • Ryozo International Private Limited

Here are some pictures from the exhibition:

Chairman of the Board of Pakistan PAC Kamra at Turkish Aerospace stand

Anka-2 UCAV of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) fully loaded with inert weapons

ASELSAN’s Weapon Systems are waiting behind the curtains to be launched

Turkish company ASELSAN has launched its new Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) for Navy (NavalNews)

Multi-role Attack Helicopter by Turkish Aerospace displayed first time at an exhibition (AsiaTravelTips)


President Erdogan addressing at IDEF ‘19 (DailySabah)

Aselsan’s Vehicle mounted computer operated 81mm gun

Air Vice Marshal Salman Ahsan Bokhari, Director General of Munitions Production of Pakistani Defense Production Ministry

US defense giant Raytheon shows its C-UAS capabilities (EDRMagazine)