SA defence and technology company Denel produces armoured vehicles, among other things. File picture: Supplied
JOHANNESBURG - The state arms manufacturer, Denel, on Thursday said it will be extending its marketing drive into European markets next week through its participation in the world’s leading defence and technology exhibition, DSEI 2017 in London.

The London show follows shortly on Denel’s participation in a similar exhibition in Poland and forms part of the company’s drive to expand its presence in key export markets. 

In a statement, Denel said it is currently marketing products in at least eight Western and Central European countries including Sweden, Germany, Poland, Italy and Romania.

Zwelakhe Ntshepe, acting Group Chief Executive said: “This is a prime opportunity for Denel to display its products, know-how and proficiencies to a wide-range of defence decision-makers.”

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“Our exhibition will have a strong focus on our land ward defence and infantry support systems.”

“Many of these countries are currently modernising their armed forces and reassessing their future defence requirements to meet the challenges of a changing geo-political environment. Denel is confident that it has tried and tested products that can penetrate these important markets,” he said.'