SHAH ALAM: DSA 2022. The 17th edition of Defence Services Asia is scheduled to be held at the Mitec exhibition Centre in Kuala Lumpur from 28 March to 31st. The show is making a return after it was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic.
Defence Minister DS Hishammuddin Hussein and Home Minister DS Zainuddin Hamzah jointly launched the biennial exhibition in a ceremony today
Press release from DSA 2022
Kuala Lumpur, 3 December 2021 – Asia’s largest Defence and Homeland Security show,
last held in 2018, will return for another stellar showing in Kuala Lumpur from 28-31 March
2022 after a hiatus for its 2020 edition due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 17th edition of Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2022 promises to be yet another high profile showcase of some of the world’s sophisticated hardware & electronic warfare in
land, air, sea & cyber domain, border protection, citizen identification, artificial intelligence,
battlefield healthcare products/technology, training & simulation systems and police and
homeland security peripherals and critical assets protection system.
Held concurrently with DSA 2022, will be National Security Asia 2022 (NATSEC Asia
2022), an international exhibition on National Security for Asia, which covers Law
Enforcement, Homeland Security and Border Control.
Playing a key role as the Asia Pacific Defence and Security hub for the world defence and
security industries for business sourcing activities, the two mega events will also serve as
a pivotal platform bringing together various major players in the defence and security
industry and government agencies for strategic alliances, business collaborations and
For the first time ever since the inception of the series, DSA and NATSEC will be
presented as a hybrid event. In keeping with the new norms, advancement of
technological and connectivity, DSA 2022 and NATSEC Asia 2022 will be complemented
by a virtual platform as a value-added component to help participants access the contents
before, during and after the show.
Scheduled at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC), DSA 2022
and NATSEC Asia 2022 will be packed with exciting features including the Putrajaya
Forum topics revolving on regional defence agenda, Cyber Defence and Security
conference and pavilion; a terrorism-themed security conference; Chief of Army
Roundtable Talks (ChART); Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR)
conference and pavilion for Malaysian defence and security innovations.
Over 1,170 companies from the global defence and security sector from more than 54
countries and regions are expected, as well as 37 International Pavilions, some 350 VIP
delegations from over 45 countries and 40,000 visitors from 50 countries/regions.Expected major sponsors include BMW Malaysia, BAE Systems, FNSS, Havelsan, KDIA,
MBDA, Naval Group, NIMR, Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB), and Thales.
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This will be the first defense exhibition to be held in Malaysia as this year’s LIMA 2021 was also deferred due to the travel and health restrictions imposed by the pandemic. And the event next year will also be subject to travel and health restrictions if it comes to that.
— Malaysian Defence
Ironically, the upcoming DSA would be launched by H2O, who was the Menhan to launch the last DSA back in 2018. What a roundabout way to come back.