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26 Jan 23. Countries Gather for U.S.-Canada Co-Hosted Proliferation Security Initiative Workshop Focused on the Western Hemisphere.
The United States and Canada co-hosted the Western Hemisphere Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) Workshop from January 24-26, 2023, at U.S. Southern Command’s headquarters in Florida. This event, the Western Hemisphere’s premier PSI workshop, is designed to enhance the region’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD) counter-proliferation capacity and long-term commitment to the Proliferation Security Initiative.
The workshop demonstrated partnership and commitments to countering threats from WMD in the region. Over the course of three days, civilian and military leaders from nine countries examined modern WMD proliferation pathways, improved understanding of WMD interdiction obligations, explored legal frameworks and the best practices of partners, and enhanced the connections of the Countering WMD community in the Western Hemisphere. Attendees also participated in a table-top exercise to explore the practical application of PSI’s foundational principles and to increase understanding of legal and operational considerations involved in countering WMD proliferation.
PSI was established in 2003 to combat transfers of WMD, their delivery systems, and related materials flowing to and from states and non-state actors of proliferation concern. More than 100 countries have endorsed the PSI Statement of Interdiction Principles. These nations have committed to take effective measures to interdict WMD-related transfers consistent with national law and international obligations, adopt streamlined procedures for rapid information exchange, and strengthen relevant national and international laws and frameworks.
New and complex challenges are threatening international stability and a commitment to counter-proliferation is more important than ever. In light of this, the United States and Canada encourage all countries in the Western Hemisphere to endorse PSI as a visible commitment to further develop relationships with like-minded states to foster the increased collaboration needed to address today’s proliferation challenges.
For more information on PSI, please contact OSD Public Affairs at . The PSI Statement of Interdiction Principles can be found at https://www.state.gov/psi-interdiction-principles/.(Source: US DoD)
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26 Jan 23. DE&S is to hold a Land Enterprise Working Group on March 17th 2023. Participants will include the MoD, DE&S and Industry participants.
20 Jan 23. The Spanish International Defense and Security Exhibition (FEINDEF) continues with the commercialization of its spaces for the third edition FEINDEF 23 that will take place on May 17, 18 and 19, 2023 at IFEMA (Madrid). With four months to go, more than 300 companies have already reserved their space, which represents more than 85% of the total space.
In its effort to become one of the world’s leading defense trade fairs, FEINDEF 23 will have 40,000 square meters of exhibition space, nearly 400 exhibitors from 25 countries and more than 100 international delegations, surpassing the figures of previous editions.
FEINDEF 23 will be an opportunity to access the new European defense market, reinforcing the implementation of initiatives in the fields of collaborative research, capability development, boosting defense investment and the creation of the Single European Defense Market. In addition, FEINDEF 23 will promote its commitment to technical and scientific research and innovation as a driver of economic and technological development and social integration.
Organized by the Feindef Foundation, FEINDEF 23 is the only fair in Spain of the Defense and Security sector institutionally supported by the Ministry of Defense, and is positioned as the most important Defense and Security event held in Spain, which opens to the world offering new business opportunities.
Innova for Def & Sec, a benchmark for innovation and entrepreneurship
Aware of the importance of startups for the economic and social development of our country, the FEINDEF Foundation introduces in the III edition of this reference event of Defense and Security in our country, a space dedicated exclusively to innovation and entrepreneurship in this field.
Innova for Def & Sec is born as an embryo of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Defense and Security so necessary in our sector and with a clear vocation to support young talent. It is conceived to become a national and international benchmark in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship for “dual-use” solutions and technologies and an annual meeting point for entrepreneurs and innovative companies interested in the Defense and Security market.
DSEI 2023 – POWERING PROGRESS, DEFINING YOUR FUTURE
DSEI connects governments, national armed forces, industry thought leaders and the entire defence & security supply chain on a global scale. With a range of valuable opportunities for networking, a platform for business, access to relevant content & live-action demonstrations, the DSEI community can strengthen relationships, share knowledge and engage in the latest capabilities across the exhibition’s Aerospace, Land, Naval, Security & Joint Zones.