Defense Systems Journal will be among the nearly 1500 accredited international publications credentialed to cover the Farnborough International Air Show — the largest commercial and military aerospace trade fair of the year — scheduled to run from 16-22 July outside London.
Reuters reports that the U.S. Government will be sending a high-level team, led by White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, to push the Trump administration’s “Buy American” drive aimed at boosting exports of weapons and aircraft.
While some 1,500 companies are expected to display their wares in four massive exhibit halls and, in some cases, fly their aircraft, Russian companies will not be among them.
Notably, as announced on 5 July by the Russian News Agency TASS, Russian companies will not be attending the biennial event. The reason: a UK ban on Russian firms exhibiting military equipment within the country. According to reports, the decision was made in accordance with the instructions of the British Government’s Export Control Organization (ECO) regarding the EU embargo on imports of armaments and military hardware to and from Russia.