Global Industrial & Defence Solutions (GIDS Pakistan) will showcase the best Pakistani weapon systems at the 11th edition of the International Defence Exhibition And Seminar (IDEAS-2022). IDEAS-2022 will be held from 15 to 18 November in Karachi.
Pakistan’s elite & largest state-owned defence conglomerate, GIDS represents the hub of Pakistan’s core R&D houses in the defence sector. It also offers a broad array of systems for military application (already in-service with Pakistan’s Armed Forces), GIDS product portfolio comprises an extensive range of systems & services in the domains of Air, Land, Sea, NBC Defence & Security.
GIDS Pakistan will showcase different Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) including Shahpar-II armed UAV, Burraq armed UAV, and Uqab-NG. GIDS Pakistan will also showcase the Fatah-1 Multi Launch Rocket System for the very first time in Pakistan. A large number of International delegations are expected to visit IDEAS 2022. Some prominent country delegations include Azerbaijan, Brazil, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Nigeria, Turkiye, and Uzbekistan.
Meanwhile, the Harbah-NG anti-ship and land-attack cruise missile will also be on display at GIDS Pakistan stalls. Among other naval systems, Global Industrial & Defence Solutions (GIDS) will display RIBIT Electronic Support Measures (ESM) system, active & passive sonobuoys, and different simulators for naval warfare.
Moreover, among land systems, GIDS Pakistan will display Nigehbaan Day/Night Surveillance System, Baktar Shikan Anti-tank Guided Missile Weapon System, and PAKFIRE Artillery Fire Control System. The Pakistani military employs several of the weaponry listed above. Pakistan army recently inducted Shahpar-II armed drones and successfully deployed them to hunt terrorists in Balochistan province.
This year, the 11th edition of IDEAS will demonstrate Pakistan-made tanks, APCs etc while the air show featuring units of Pakistani Armed Forces, including PAF, will be held on the Karachi beach.
Turkish military hardware will be on defence exhibition in Halls No. 1 and 2, Chinese defence equipment will be on display in Hall No. 3, and Italian and French military gear will be on display in Hall No. 4. Halls No. 5 and 6 are set aside for Pakistani and international defence technologies. A variety of military hardware will be on show in the marquee-set Halls No. 7, 8, and 9.
Since its inception in 2000, IDEAS has grown to become a significant forum for fostering cooperation and collaboration among the defence sector internationally. The exhibition helps to further the shared objectives of world peace and stability while boosting Pakistan’s international presence.
Umair Aslam is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Global Defense Insight. He has worked as a defense journalist reporting on military modernization programs, nuclear non-proliferation, arms control, and the South Asian Arms race.