DSEI connects governments, armed forces, industry leaders and the defence and security supply chain on a global scale.

The event present a valuable opportunity for networking and provides extensive access to relevant content and live demonstrations. DSEI presents the opportunity for the community to strengthen relationships, share knowledge, and engage in the latest capabilities across the exhibition’s Aerospace, Land, Naval, Security & Joint Zones.

The event takes place at ExCel London from 14-17 September 2021.

An overview of Zones at DSEI 2021

Aerospace Zone

Fully supported by the RAF, DSEI’s expanded Aerospace Zone attracts an unrivalled number of international air force delegations, government officials, OEMs, system manufacturers, integrators, Primes and SMEs.

In 2021, the Aerospace Zone will also feature a Hub dedicated to Space – a platform for showcasing the next generation of technology.

Land Zone

Supported by the British Army, the Land Zone features the latest in vehicles, weapons, ammunitions and equipment. It is the best opportunity to see first-hand the latest developments and innovations from international exhibitors and align your business with the needs and requirements of the British Army and other governments.

Naval Zone

The Naval Zone is an interactive showcase of the latest vessels and maritime technology. DSEI’s distinctive dockside setting delivers a showcase of maritime capabilities and international vessels.

Fully supported by the Royal Navy and First Sea Lord, the Naval Zone provides unrivalled networking opportunities, insights from key decision makers and the opportunity to see the industry’s latest vessels in action.

Security Zone

The Security Zone is a dedicated showcase of security equipment, technologies, strategies, and systems to counter priority threats, such as cyber-attacks, hybrid warfare and terrorism.

It provides an opportunity for security professionals from industry, government, policing/military and the private sector to examine the latest capabilities available.

Joint Zone

The Joint Zone features the latest products and innovations servicing the whole Defence and Security Community.

The Joint Zone offers a plethora of products from exhibitors within the following sectors: C4ISTAR, Communications, Defence Infrastructure, Big Data and Information, Electronic Warfare, Joint Enablers, Logistics, Medical, Robotics and Telemedicine.

Industry hubs at DSEI 2021

Future Tech Hub

DSEI recognises the increasingly decisive role information plays in the future battlespace, and how it must develop as a platform in order to cater for the entire defence and security audience.

DSEI 2021 will be introducing the ‘Future Tech Hub’, bringing together the Innovation, Cyber and Communication Hubs to provide a meeting place for the defence community to discuss topical subjects such as: Digitalisation, Cyber Security, Networks & Communications, AI, Big Data & Analytics and developments in IT Infrastructure.

Manufacturing Hub

The manufacturing industry is a key part of the UK and world economy. UK manufacturing currently employs 2.6 million people, accounts for 44% of total exports and represents 70% of business research and development.

After a successful launch in 2019, DSEI’s Manufacturing Hub will return in 2021, supporting UK manufacturers to break into the defence sector and strengthen their relationships within this industry, including with prime contractors who rely on skills and technology to deliver complex equipment programmes.

Medical Hub

A robust and responsive defence medical capability is essential to both military and civil contingency operations. The service is being called upon to meet an increasingly broad set of challenges, ranging from support of forward deployed operations to large scale pandemics, both abroad and at home.

The Medical Hub at DSEI will provide a dedicated area for those at the forefront of military medicine, ranging from senior commanders, policy advisers and planners to doctors and medics operating on the front line.

Space Hub

Following its successful launch in 2019, The Space Hub will be returning to DSEI in 2021. It recognises the ever-growing dependency on the domain as global militaries creating dedicated branches for space operations.

With the British Prime Minister’s commitment of an additional £16.5billion for UK defence budgets and the launch of a new Space Command set to launch the country’s first rocket by 2022, DSEI is poised and aptly timed to provide a platform to share and discuss next generation technologies.