After a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 health crisis, the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2022 commenced at the Air Force Base Waterkloof in Pretoria, South Africa.
The Aerospace and Defence is an opportunity for companies from across the world to work together. Countries like the U.S., Belgium, and China will be present.
The Minister of Defence Thandi Modise revealed this development during the opening of the event.
He said, “In South Africa, it will help to create jobs. It is one of the pillars, if our defence industry is not there to defend our defence, we are in trouble. So, it is very important.
“The South African National Defense Force will put on a “mini war” display, while the South African Police Service will also do a hijacking/hostage rescue display — both typically involving aircraft, vehicles, simulated gunfire and other demos.
“Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, will have a high profile at this year’s exhibition, as they will for the first time be allowed to fly during the trade show at the Air Force Base in Pretoria”.