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

With a range of valuable opportunities for networking, a platform for business, access to relevant content and live-action demonstrations, the DSEI community can strengthen relationships, share knowledge, and demonstrate the latest innovations across the exhibition’s Aerospace, Land, Naval, Security, and Joint Zones.

DSEI 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 a large number of international airforce 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, ammunition, and equipment. It is an opportunity to see first-hand the latest developments and innovations from international exhibitors and align the business with the needs and requirements of the British Army and other governments.

Naval Zone

The Naval Zone is an interactive demonstration of the latest vessels and maritime technology. DSEI’s distinctive dockside setting displays maritime capabilities and international warships.

Fully supported by the Royal Navy and First Sea Lord, the Naval Zone offers networking opportunities, insights from key decision-makers, and the chance 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 cyberattacks, hybrid warfare, and terrorism.

The zone offers an opportunity for security professionals from the government, policing / military, industry, and the private sector to see the latest capabilities available.

Joint Zone

The Joint Zone has the latest products and innovations for the defence and security community.

It offers a variety 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 to cater to 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, cybersecurity, networks and communications, AI, big data, and analytics and developments in IT Infrastructure.

Manufacturing Hub

The manufacturing industry is a crucial part of the UK and global economy. At the moment, UK manufacturing 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, enabling UK manufacturers to enter the defence sector and build their relationships in the industry, including with prime contractors who rely on skills and technology to deliver complex equipment programmes.

Medical Hub

A strong and responsive defence medical capability is crucial to both military and civil contingency operations. The service must 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, including senior commanders, policy advisers, planners, doctors, and medics, operating on the front line.

Space Hub

After a successful launch in 2019, The Space Hub will return to the exhibit 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 £16.5bn for UK defence budgets and the launch of a new Space Command set to launch the country’s first rocket by 2022, DSEI provides a platform to share and discuss next-generation technologies.