UK Firms Fly Flag at MAST Defence Exhibition

Companies in the UK’s innovative and experienced security sector flew the flag at MAST Asia 2015, Japan’s first ever defence trade show and conference.

Held at the Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall over three days from May 13, the inaugural event focused on the naval sector and the trade show component attracted companies from around the world.

The majority of the 20-plus UK firms that were present were exploring the Japanese defence sector for the first time, but were positively surprised at the high degree of interest in British capabilities, with naval officers, procurement officials and representatives of foreign companies keen to learn about the skills and know-how that UK firms can deliver.

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Article by Julian Ryall, June 2015.