14-17 September 2021, Excel London                       

Aerospace Zone

Aerospace Zone

Aerospace Zone

Key Information

DSEI 2019 will feature its strongest aerospace offering to date, comprising fixed, rotary wing, and unmanned platforms.

Supported by the RAF, the expanding Aerospace Zone encompasses an impressive array of static displays to compliment a number of aerospace supply chain exhibitors. The Zone also includes a newly formed Hub dedicated to Space, as well as the popular Air Seminar featuring high-level military and industry speakers, including Chief of the Air Staff.






Over 100 categories including:

  • Actuators                                        
  • Fibre optics
  • Flight simulators
  • Head-up displays
  • Helicopters
  • Missiles
  • Navigation
  • Paints and coatings
  • Stealth technology
  • Training
  • UAVs
  • Aircraft components
  • Airfields
  • Airframes
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Avionics
  • Composites
  • Electric motors


Stephen_Hillier_DSEI_Air Chief of Staff“The Royal Air Force was delighted to participate in DSEI 2017; it provided another valuable opportunity to meet with and discuss air related challenges with a diverse group from industry, foreign military and academia. 

The Royal Air Force provides full-spectrum air and space power, professionally, effectively and efficiently.  The longer term challenge for the Royal Air Force is to ensure that it can continue to innovate and deliver decisive air power effect in an increasingly complex and contested environment. The future will inevitably present new challenges as potential adversaries adapt and seek innovative ways to challenge our advantages.  DSEI offers an excellent international platform on which to explore these challenges and ensure we maintain our decisive edge, working together with our industry suppliers.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, Chief of the Air Staff

The Space Hub

New for 2019, the Space Hub will be a world leading platform for a fast-growing and highly innovative part of the space programme. The Space sector has grown substantially over the past few years. As reported by the UK government, defence and military have seen strong growth, increasing from 2% to 8% of income. Space has become a vital part of the defence industry, with a significant reliance on satellites to provide the data for military operations. 

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Aerospace Seminar - West Theatre

The Aerospace Seminar will feature presentations on Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 September, including keynote addresses from UK Ministers and MOD Service Chiefs.

The Aerospace Seminar is free to all DSEI visitors and seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis. 

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Air Static Displays

DSEI will once again feature an impressive array of air static displays. In 2017 the exhibition showcased a range of airframes including two fighter jets: SAAB Gripen and Tornado GR4.


The Aerospace Capability Conference 2019 will be delivered in partnership with the Royal Air Force on DSEI Day Zero (Monday 9 September) at ExCeL London.

The conference will focus on the following topics under the overarching theme of 'Delivering the Next Generation Air Force'.

  • Combat Air: Maximise our Effects
  • Air C2/ISR: Information at the Speed of Relevance
  • Space: Coalition Warfighting
  • A2AD: Dominance in a Contested and Degraded Operational Environment 


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  • DSEI showcases the best of British defence technology and innovation on the world stage. The UK Government looks forward to engaging with strategic partners, international delegations and pioneering defence companies on the global defence and security agenda.
    Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Minister for Defence Procurement
    UK MOD
  • I very much look forward to continuing my personal support to DSEI. It provides an excellent opportunity to explore the development of airpower capability, through engagement with the widest range of industry and international partners.
    Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC MA RAF Chief of the Air Staff
    Royal Air Force
  • I much look forward to DSEI. We intend to build on the very positive experience as we construct the partnerships we need to deal with the complexity of the future operating environment
    General Sir Nicholas Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen Chief of the Defence Staff
    Ministry of Defence
  • Once again the Royal Navy is proud to be at the vanguard of DSEI 2019 and I look forward to what I know will be a hugely beneficial opportunity for us all to explore maritime warfare development with so many partners from industry and academia, and with our counterparts from overseas.
    Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
    Royal Navy
  • DSEI is a highlight within the defence calendar, I use it to find out what the most recent developments are in every technological area affecting for defence. Without DSEI I fear this sort of interaction, information exchange and knowledge of developments across all domains would be lost. DSEI is an invaluable international biannual event .
    Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis MP, Chairman, House of Commons Defence Select Committee
    UK Parliament
  • DSEI is a fantastic showcase for defence companies where international buyers, sellers, developers, thinkers, educators and the trainers can all get together. The UK defence industry is looking to recruit more engineers, scientists and developers into 200,000 jobs and up to 10,000 apprentices within UK defence companies. DSEI is an excellent tool to highlight the challenges the industry face as well as showcase its capabilities domestically and overseas.
    James Gray MP, House of Commons Defence Committee
    UK Parliament

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