12.2.2024 – Dynamic presence of the HASDIG at the WDS 2024 in Riyadh – MoU signing with the National Union of Ukrainian Defense Industries

In order to promote the international presence of the Hellenic Defence Industry, the Hellenic Aerospace, Security & Defense Industries Group (HASDIG) undertook the organization of the Greek National Pavilion at the World Defense Show (WDS, 4-8 February 2024) held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The Greek representation, which took place for the first time with a National Pavilion at the World Defense Show, was organized under the auspices of the Ministry of National Defense and the General Directorate for Defense Investments & Armaments (GDDIA).

The international exhibition WDS is organized for the second time and has already managed to attract significant interest from defense and security industry and government organizations The WDS was attended by 773 exhibitors from 75 countries, a 29% increase from the previous exhibition, while a total of 106,000 people and 441 delegations from 116 countries visited the exhibition.   

Six Greek companies participated as exhibitors at the National Pavilion, namely HELLENIC AEROSPACE INDUSTRY (HAI), HYDRUS, NAFS SA (Skaramangas Shipyards), SCYTALYS, THEON SENSORS, which highlighted the latest developments in the defense industry, while the DEFEA exhibition also participated. This exhibition was an excellent opportunity for Greek companies in the field of defense and security, to present their services and showcase their products and capabilities in the international market, seeking new partnerships and opportunities for the development of their activities.   

In this spirit, during the exhibition, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by HASDIG and the National Association of Ukrainian Defense Industries (NAUDI).

The purpose of the MoU is to initiate cooperation between the two Unions in activities and industrial programs of mutual interest in the fields of defense, aerospace and security.

Through the MoU, the defense industries of Greece and Ukraine will be able to examine the possibilities of synergies, exchange know-how and industrial experiences and complement each other in various fields. In addition, the defense industries of the two Associations can examine the possibilities of cooperation for the joint design and development of new weapon systems for the Armed Forces of Greece and Ukraine, as well as for the international market, utilizing their network of contacts.







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