DSEI 2017: Inside the world's largest military tech show

A bewildering array of military hardware and gear were on display at the Defence and Security Equipment (DSEI) event in London.

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    Tanks, fighter jets, drones, armored fighting vehicles, laser weapons, bomb defusing robots and even submarines.

    Allison Barrie
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    The Defence and Security Equipment International Show, DSEI, runs from September 10 through September 15 in London, England.

    Allison Barrie
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    The gigantic scale of DSEI is described as unrivalled. If you are a country looking to upgrade is the place to be.

    Allison Barrie
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    Pretty much anything you would need to defend your country in war – or to launch a war for that matter - is here in London.

    Allison Barrie
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    Looking for an edge to help their country dominate, they will have four days to explore tech from more than 1,605 exhibitors.

    Allison Barrie
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    The doors opened to reveal a staggering array of anything a country could need to fight a war in one place.

    Allison Barrie
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    Sales may start here with conversations in the swanky meeting rooms hidden at the center of a company’s massive display.

    Allison Barrie
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    Representatives will be hunting for tech that could provide their countries with critical advantages.

    Allison Barrie
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    So who gets to go inside? Not just anyone can walk in. Attendance is very highly restricted and extremely vetted.

    Allison Barrie
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    This is window shopping at the level of a country’s top officials, a country’s top military level – not individual level.

    Allison Barrie
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    For those with air needs, there is everything from pocket sized surveillance drones through to giant weaponized drones.

    Allison Barrie
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    Fancy tech for weapons at DSEI 2017 in London.

    Allison Barrie
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    There is also a very wide selection of helicopters and fighter jets that customers can jump into and get a feel for.

    Allison Barrie
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    Helicopter pilot wearing a full tech gear.

    Allison Barrie
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    Shopping for looming battles fought on land? There is a mind-boggling range of choice from the latest in body armor.

    Allison Barrie
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    Thinking about something new for your country’s arsenal? The most state of the art and futuristic weapons can be found here.

    Allison Barrie
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    Lasers, RPGS (Rocket Propelled Grenades), missiles, sniper rifles, the latest lethal and nonlethal bullets.

    Allison Barrie
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    A man has a conversation in front of different artillery canisters.

    Allison Barrie
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    Options for precision surgical strike launched from a continent away through to shoulder launched mega firepower.

    Allison Barrie
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    Considering how to advance your naval capabilities?

    Allison Barrie
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    Seven warships, from the Royal Navy and international allies, sailed up the River Thames to participate in the event.

    Allison Barrie
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    On the sexier end of security, there are many gadgets and vehicles that would fit right into a James Bond movie.

    Allison Barrie
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    Suits to protect forces against radiological and nuclear weapons and tech to help decontaminate.

    Allison Barrie
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    There is also an entire area dedicated to field medicine featuring front line advances and experts.

    Allison Barrie
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