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Defense and Security
April 25 – 29, 2018
Berlin ExpoCenter Airport
Providing defense and security

ILA 2016: Showcase for military aviation

The segment military aviation, security and defense demonstrates a variety of presentations on the ground and in the air. It is not a only a core brand of ILA but also offers significant technologies and solutions for security challenges of today and tomorrow. Core areas are new technologies, in particular the future field of unmanned aviation, and helicopters. ILA Berlin Air Show is one of the most important exhibitions in Europe for defense and security. Germany’s elementary interest in an innovative, capable and competitive national security and defense industry is illustrated here. The cooperation with armed forces and manufacturers especially in maintenance and system support of flying weapon systems are part of the ILA concept. ILA provides a forum for dialogue between participants from politics, industry and military.

Decision-makers, Delegations and Trade Visitors – nation and international

As international aerospace exhibition ILA not only presents the most modern hardware but is also characterized as forum for high-ranking military delegations, security experts and policymakers. Besides special events and conferences for this group of people high-quality visitor programs will be offered. Numerous receptions offer chances to exchange opinions. This as well is a unique selling proposition in international comparison.

Security situation in a troubled world

ILA Berlin Air Show gives reason to analyze the security and geopolitical situation as well as the changed conditions caused by structural, budgetary and demographic reasons. In symposia and conferences the solution approaches will be discussed on national level as well as regarding the international cooperation. The German Armed Forces and its EU and NATO partner will present the changed tasks and capabilities of armies in operation.

Impressive Bundeswehr Performance

Bundeswehr is present at ILA Berlin Air Show 2016 as the largest individual exhibitor.
„ILA 2016 was a world class event. It brought together the best flying displays in Europe and showcased defense industry vendors well versed in current and future airpower needs of commander's around the globe. The exhibition was incredibly well-organized, from their coordination with our display team to a full schedule of very useful senior leadership engagements focusing on C2/ISR and NATO integrated air defense systems.“
Major General Dawn M. Dunlop
NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe


Mr. Philip von der Schulenburg
Phone: +49 (030) 206140 – 30
E-mail: schulenburg@bdli.de
Ms. Alexa Rohling
Phone: +49 (0)30 3038-2164
E-mail: rohling@messe-berlin.de
Our Segments
Civil Aviation Space Defense and Security Equipment, Engines, Materials International Suppliers Center ISC Helicopter UAS CareerCenter Conferences
Organized by:
Bundesverband der Deutschen Luft- und Raumfahrtindustrie e.V. Messe Berlin
Hosted by:
Land Berlin Land Brandenburg