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Significant Interest In HEMUS 2022 Defence Expo

The Apolo Engineering Ltd stand at HEMUS 2020 ~ the Bulgarian defence manufacturer is a General Sponsor for HEMUS 2022 [© Bob Morrison]

The HEMUS 2022 Organising Committee announces significant interest supported by the sponsorship of Apolo Engineering and Lockheed Martin.


Press Release, Plovdiv, 12 May 2022: The Organising Committee of the 15th edition of the International Exhibition of Defence Equipment and Services, HEMUS 2022, is pleased to announce to all interested parties that the Exhibition enjoys significant interest in the country and abroad. Indication in this regard is the fact that the 15th edition of the Exhibition has a larger number of sponsors – two general sponsors and a sponsor. General sponsors are Apolo Engineering Ltd. and Lockheed Martin.

Apolo Engineering Ltd. is one of the leading Bulgarian companies, offering products and services in the area of defence and security. The company is well-known and accepted by dozens of countries, located on several continents, thanks to its correctness and business activities compliant to the UN Security Council resolutions, as well as the high quality and reliability of its products and services covering international standards requirement.

Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 114,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services within the following business areas: Aeronautics, Missiles and Fire Control, Rotary and Mission Systems and Space. Lockheed Martin is a major supplier of US Department of Defense and US federal government agencies as well as of the armed forces of more than 40 nations.

Sage Consultants JSCo is also a sponsor of the Exhibition.

Bulgarian Army vehicles at HEMUS 2020 [© Bob Morrison]

We are pleased to inform our audience also that currently exhibitors from 19 countries, including Bulgaria, have confirmed their participation in the Exhibition. Most of the exhibitors are representatives of the national and international defence industry, scientific institutions, Bulgarian military and technical universities, NGOs, structures of the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Interior, etc., and the number of exhibitors [from] abroad exceeds the previous edition. There are currently indications for participation of official delegations from eight countries, some of which will be led by the relevant defence ministers. The number of responses from the invited countries is growing.

Preparations for the accompanying events – the International Scientific Conference, the Industrial Forum, the Shooting Demonstration and the Static Display of Armaments and Equipment – are also progressing very well. We will again have a participation of military equipment from the Armed Forces of a partner country, which will be exposed next to that of the Bulgarian Armed Forces. A Symposium on Research and Innovation for European Security and Defense (RISE-SD) will be held for the first time as part of the Exhibition, marking one year since the launch of Horizon Europe (HE) and the European Defense Fund (EDF), the new framework programme for research and innovation. The first international Hackathon in Bulgaria – DefInSpace – is expected to take place. DefInSpace 2022 is an international competition for innovation with a focus on the application of space technology in the field of defence and security, initiated by the French Space Command.

US Army Bradley IFV at HEMUS 2020 [© Bob Morrison]


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