Marquee roster of U.S. exhibitors at the show includes manufacturers, suppliers, product and services providers

Centurion, City of Tshwane, South Africa and Waldwick, N.J. / September 17, 2018 African countries looking to strengthen national and economic security will find American manufacturers and suppliers equipped with a wide range of innovative solutions at Africa Aerospace & Defence (AAD) 2018, September 19-23 at Waterkloof Air Base in Centurion, South Africa.

More than 30 U.S.-based companies will exhibit at this year’s event, 26 in the USA Partnership Pavilion organized by Kallman Worldwide, Inc., the show’s official U.S representative, in coordination with government agencies including the departments of Commerce, Defense and State.

“U.S. technology and services can increase economic prosperity and opportunity in African nations just as they have done in the United States,” said Jessica Lapenn, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Diplomatic Mission to South Africa. “Aerospace and defense are important industries across the continent, and AAD 2018 offers valuable opportunities for U.S. companies to make lasting connections with private sector and government representatives from South Africa and beyond.”

Located prominently in Hangar 3, the USA Partnership Pavilion is America’s headquarters on-site: an efficient location for buyers to meet more U.S. suppliers, a professional business center for U.S. exhibitors looking to maximize their exposure and time at the event, and a forum for all to share ideas and insights.

Ranging from publicly-traded stalwarts such as The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA), Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Rockwell Collins (NYSE: UTX) to privately held small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with fewer than 250 employees, Pavilion exhibitors hail from 10 states, including the Maryland state pavilion, which features state-based co-exhibitors within the larger U.S. space.

Ten Pavilion exhibitors are new to market, 14 are new to the show and all are looking to generate new business and create jobs back home by growing exports, expanding overseas and/or recruiting international partners to establish or participate in U.S.-based operations.

Notably, the participation of the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), America’s foreign military sales agent, reflects rising interest and investment in partnerships that strengthen the defense and security alliances between the United States and African nations.

The U.S. Air Force will have aircraft on display for public viewing, to include C-130J Super Hercules, C-17 Globemaster III and LC-130H. An RQ-7 Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle and U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon will also be featured during the show.

“Now more than ever, success in international trade is driven by partnership and teamwork,” said Kallman Worldwide President and CEO Tom Kallman. “America’s presence at AAD 2018 is a strong indication of how important Africa is to U.S. aerospace and defense suppliers, and that buyers and influencers here are also looking to the U.S. for innovative solutions and partners.”


From equipment and components to materials and maintenance, the Pavilion is an end-to-end showcase of American ideas and innovation. Highlights include:

Aeroprobe Corporation (Booth 3E9) Pegasus and Destiny Micro Air Data Computer (µADC) models have achieved U.S. Military MIL-STD 810G and 461F and FAA DO-160F temperature, vibration, and shock certifications. µADCs are a component of Aeroprobe’s Micro Air Data System (µADS), a fully integrated solution for complex air data measurement. When paired with the company’s Air Data probes, µADCs provide real-time data and can replace traditional booms and angle of attack vanes.

Dakota Air Parts Int’l., Inc. (Booth 3CE7B) together with Australian manufacturer, Airwork Helicopters, Dakota Air Parts is proud to introduce new-to-market composite TR blades for the Bell 206 JetRanger Series. AMT-206-1 blades are direct replacements for OEM blades. 

Murray Corporation (Booth 3CE27) Turbo Seal Constant Tension (TSS) clamp helps eliminate hose blow-off during thermal cycling and/or compression set of hose. Made with 17-4 PH stainless steel, convoluted and hardened to create a spring action which allows for hoses to expand and contract more frequently while the clamp is near its installed torque level. 

Seeker Aircraft, Inc. / CSI Aviation, Inc. / Ecoalpha Services Limited (Booth 3CE26) has announced that Seeker, a purpose built light observation aircraft specifically designed for ISR missions, will be available from aircraft dealer Ecoalpha Services, Ltd. based in Accra, Ghana. This partnership marks a new expansion effort into Africa and the Middle East expanding the market offering for not only ISR missions but also for powerline and pipeline patrol in the energy rich African continent.


In addition to space on site, USA Partnership Pavilion exhibitors are featured in Kallman’s online Africa Aerospace & Defence 2018 Visitor Zone at The Visitor Zone features interactive tools, including exhibitor news summaries and images, to connect interested industry professionals and media around the world to the Pavilion, even if they can’t attend AAD 2018 in person.


Established in 1963, Kallman Worldwide creates unique opportunities for U.S. companies to strengthen business relationships around the world by maximizing their impact at international trade shows. With its flagship USA Partnership Pavilion, end-to-end exhibitor services, custom stand-building and corporate hospitality programs, Kallman has helped more than 10,000 companies, associations and government agencies “export with purpose and exhibit with confidence” at over 1,500 industry and professional events in 46 countries. The company is a strategic partner of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and a proud recipient of the President’s “E” Award for its role in helping to increase U.S. exports. Kallman Worldwide is headquartered in Waldwick, N.J., and staffs a Latin America office in Santiago, Chile. For more information visit


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