LAAD Defence & Security

1 - 30 April 2025

Av. Salvador Allende, 6555 - Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22783-127, Brazil

At BAE Systems, we serve, supply and protect those who serve and protect us.
LAAD Defence & Security is the most important trade show for the defence and security industry in Latin America and attracts a large contingent of customers from the region and around the world. The biennial event brings together Brazilian and International companies that specialise in supplying equipment, services and technology to the Armed Forces, Police and Special Forces, Security Services, consultants and government agencies.
Latin America is an important region for BAE Systems, and Brazil continues to provide much opportunity across all sectors. Brazil, as the largest economy in LATAM, has a natural influence across the region and beyond.
During the show in April 2023, BAE Systems showcased land capabilities from the CV90 infantry fighting vehicle family and the M109A7 artillery system. The Offshore Patrol Vessel Amazonas class ships plus the 40Mk4 and 57Mk3 naval guns lead the maritime presence. The LiteHUD™ head-up display was on show with leading air defence, radar products, APKWS® laser-guidance kit plus electronic warfare and command and communications capabilities across all domains. Additional capabilities were displayed on the company’s interactive digital presentation system, such as training and sustainment activities. In the air domain, BAE Systems will continue to collaborate with Embraer on its commercial aviation products, the C-390 military transport aeroplane and the EVE Urban Air Mobility aircraft. The company’s electric propulsion solutions for municipal transport, heavy-duty and military vehicles also featured.

What we showcased during LAAD 2023

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BAE Systems PLC

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About BAE Systems in Brazil

BAE Systems is a long-standing partner to the people of Brazil, the nation’s military and its industry dating back to the 1970s.
Equipment in service in the nation’s military includes the M109A5+ self-propelled howitzers, the M113 armoured personnel carriers and the L118 Light Gun howitzer with the Brazilian Army, three Ocean Patrol Vessels, naval guns, training and maintenance services with the Brazilian Navy and Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAVs) to the Brazilian Marine Corps.
In addition the company is a proud partner to Embraer on commercial aviation, the C-390 military transport aircraft and the EVE Urban Air Mobility vehicle and a customer of EMGEPRON the munitions manufacturer.
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Where to find us at LAAD:


Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil
Av. Salvador Allende
6555 - Barra da Tijuca
Rio de Janeiro - RJ