Milkor is the diamond sponsor for the 2020 edition of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition to be held at Waterkloof Air Force Base. This is part of the company’s strategy of expansion across the air, land, sea and cyber domains. Africa Aerospace and Defence is Africa’s largest defence show. In 2018 it attracted nearly 33 000 trade visitors, 55 000 air show visitors and 415 exhibitors. 128 aircraft were either on static display or took part in the air show. For the first time, AAD was opened by South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa. Milkor had a massive presence at the September 2018 edition of AAD, launching multiple new products, and plans to increase this even more next year. Milkor is aiming at becoming a major global supplier, competing with the likes of Denel and Paramount by offering a wide range of hardware and services. As part of its global sales drive, Milkor is exhibiting at some of the world’s biggest and most important global defence trade shows, including in Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, Ghana, Brazil, Peru, Bahrain and the United Kingdom to meet specific end-user requirements in these regions. The company will be part of the keynote speakers at the conferences in Ghana (IMDEC) and Nigeria (CAMSA), which will focus on maritime security and the importance of protecting the exclusive economic zones in the regions against illegal activities.