The international Africa Aerospace and Defense (AAD) 2022 expo was a hive of activity this year, after the hiatus caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The expo which started on Wednesday and ends on Sunday, September 25, is an aerospace and defense exhibition held every two years at Air Force Base (AFB) Waterkloof in Pretoria, and combined a trade exhibition and an air show, featuring international guests.
The event, which brings together air, sea and land craft from across the world, was opened by SA Minister of Defense and Military Veterans, Thandi Modise. It attracted exhibitors from different continents, a host of national pavilions (an official country participation in an event or exhibition, aimed to display the essence of a country, their industries, regions, companies or a combination of these), as well as the world’s leading aerospace and defense manufacturers.
Among many, Airforce of Zimbabwe participated in the airshow using the famous bae Hawk fighter jets and the CASA C-212 Aviocar transport plane. The US Africa Command (AFRICOM), US Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, United States Air Force, US Department of Defense (DoD) and US Department of State, all participated at the AAD2022.
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