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WHAT IS EUROSATORY?
The Paris Arms Fair
Eurosatory is the largest land & air-land arms trade fair in the world. It is organised by COGES in partnership with the French Ministry of Armies. COGES is an affiliation of arms and related product suppliers in France.

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France 3rd exporter

France is the third largest arms exporter, behind the USA and Russia.

1802

Exhibitors in 2018

57056

Visitors in 2018

This included delegations from countries in violation of human rights.

Eurosatory is one of the largest land & air-land arms trade fair in the world. It covers a wide range of military equipment from vehicles (tanks, armoured vehicles, trucks) to small arms (guns, rifles, grenades) 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.

Eurosatory's primary business of selling land to air armaments grows every year at the expense of investment and focus on effective, known and innovative peacebuilding solutions for human security.

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 Armies. 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.

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