By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Reporter
CSIST’s demonstrates its MALE UAS control post during TADTE 2015 on Thursday.
A slew of new weaponry and military equipment was being showcased on Thursday as this year’s biennial Taipei Aerospace and Defense Technology Exhibition (TADTE) kicked off with an opening ceremony hosted by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).
Co-organized by the Committee for Aviation Industry Development (CAID) and the Taiwan Aerospace Industry Association (TAIA), this year’s show has earmarked 27 percent exhibitor growth compared to the previous event held two years ago, said Peter Huang, president and CEO of TAITRA.
“TADTE 2015 has also brought together many large global corporations, including world-renowned Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Rockwell Collins from the United States, as well as others from Germany, Sweden, and Japan,” he said.
One of the major highlights this year is without doubt Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), as they are beginning to be used for aerial photography and rescue operations, Huang added, saying Taiwan’s industry insiders have discovered the market opportunity and are actively participating in this booming segment.