Eurosatory is the largest land & air-land arms trade fair in the world. It covers a wide range of "products" from vehicles (tanks, armoured vehicles, trucks) to small arms (guns, missiles, knives) through communications systems, uniforms, logistics services, and also simulation, operational medicine and disaster responses, etc. 'Security' sales include monitoring, alert and emergency responses solutions as well as civil security with the presence of firefighter, among other institutions.

8 Myths about the Arms Trade and DefenceEurosatory's primary business of selling land to air armaments grows every year at the expense of investment and focus on effective, known and innovative non-violent solutions to defence and security.

The next arms salon in France will be June 8 -12 June 2020 at Villepinte Exhibition Centre, Paris.

In 2018, it had 57 056 visitors, 1 802 exhibitors and official delegations of military and governments from around 120 countries, including dictatorships, repressive regimes, countries known to be involved in human rights abuses breaking United Nations directives, and countries currently engaging in or accused  of war crimes.That does not make us safer, the opposite is true. Meanwhile funding is diverted away from reducing violence, investing in conflict prevention and other issues which affect individuals in our societies, such as health care, housing and employment. The deals made at the salon make the world less safe for millions of people.

Eurosatory gives an air of respectability and a sanitised public face to a shadow world.  It is organised by COGES in partnership with the French Ministry of Defence. We do not know how much financial support it is given. COGES is an affiliation of arms and related product suppliers in France.

Arms manufacturers bankroll lobbyists and have a disproportionate influence over governments. In the current climate there is profit in fear, giving a false sense of security and bolstering egos of government leaders.