At EXPODEFENSA 2017, The United States Is Pitching Innovation & Partnership

The USA Partnership Pavilion features 21 companies from 11 states including VA state pavilion. A cross-section of leading OEMs, SMEs affirms nation’s commitment to alliances in Latin and South America.

  • NEW USA Partnership Pavilion features 21 companies from 11 states including VA state pavilion
  • Cross-section of leading OEMs, SMEs affirms nation’s commitment to alliances in Latin and South America

Bogota, Colombia and Waldwick, N.J. / December 4, 2017 — Defense and security companies from the United States are looking to strengthen partnerships with buyers and influencers across Latin and South America this week at Expodefensa 2017. The biennial industry event, the most comprehensive of its type in the region, is expected to draw more than 10,000 trade visitors from nearly 30 countries, December 4-6 in Bogota, Colombia.  

More than 20 U.S. companies are exhibiting a wide range of innovative technologies, equipment and services at the event in the new USA Partnership Pavilion, organized by Kallman Worldwide, Inc., in coordination with government agencies, including the U.S. departments of Commerce, Defense and State. The cross-section of leading manufacturers and suppliers in the Pavilion includes Bell Helicopter [NYSE: TXT], Harris Corp. [NYSE HRS], Raytheon [NYSE: RTN], and Sikorsky (a Lockheed Martin Company [NYSE: LM]).

Kallman has organized U.S. companies at Expodefensa since 2012. This is its first under the new “Partnership Pavilion” banner, which company President and CEO Tom Kallman says reflects an important trend in global trade.

“Now more than ever, success in international trade depends on partnership and teamwork,” said Kallman. “Entering our fourth edition of Expodefensa — and our third decade of organizing exhibitors at trade events in Latin and South America — the new USA Partnership Pavilion sharpens our focus on helping advance national interests and security by building stronger relationships between the U.S. and its international customers. Many of our exhibitors — from publicly traded original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with fewer than 500 employees — already have significant business partnerships and operations in the region. In the years to come, many more will.”

Exhibitors in the Pavilion represent 11 states, all looking to generate new business and create more jobs back home by growing exports, expanding in-region operations and/or recruiting overseas partners to establish or participate in U.S.-based operations. Notably, the state of Virginia, through its Economic Development Partnership, is organizing its own state-branded pavilion — featuring state-based co-exhibitors — within the larger U.S. space.

In addition to space on site, USA Partnership Pavilion exhibitors are featured in Kallman’s online Expodefensa 2017 Visitor Zone at The Visitor Zone features a centerpiece searchable Pavilion directory, plus interactive tools to connect interested industry professionals around the world to the show, even if they can’t go.

The following companies invite media to learn more about the new products and services they are exhibiting at Expodefensa 2017


Booth 437

InCadence Awarded FBI Contract for 450 FIVE-0 Fingerprint Scanner Devices
Leading provider of Biometrics/Identity Management, Data Solutions, Tactical Communications and Operational Intelligence support services, awarded FBI contract

InCadence Strategic Solutions Corp., a leading provider of Biometrics/Identity Management, Data Solutions, Tactical Communications and Operational Intelligence support services, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract with the FBI for 450 Integrated Biometrics (IB) FIVE-0 fingerprint scanner devices. Built for mobile enrollment, and booking, FIVE-0 is ideal for law enforcement, military, border control, and national ID programs. It provides exceptional reliability and operates in demanding conditions, including dirt, cold, heat, bright lights, and sunlight. The FIVE-0 uses patented technology, which requires less power and is the only mobile FBI Certified FAP 50 10-Print Roll Scanner.


InCadence ARES Biometrics Application Named 2017 Innovation Award Winner by Washington Business Journal
InCadence Strategic Solutions Corp. was selected as a Washington Business Journal 2017 Innovation Award honoree for its ARES Mobile Biometrics application.

The Innovation Awards recognize the most innovative products, people and places in the Greater Washington area. InCadence’s ARES Android-based software puts biometrics in the hands of federal and state officers to help them quickly identify criminals who have been apprehended. ARES Biometric collection includes fingerprints, facial photographs, and iris collection, plus contextual information, for submission to national databases and receipt of a response, from any location with cellular service.


Target Sectors:
Military/Defense, Border Control, Law Enforcement/Security, Health and Hospital Services, Investigative, Technology

Steve Hudson, Program Manager
InCadence Strategic Solutions, Inc., Manassas, VA


Booth 448

New UL BNVD-SG Ultra Lightweight Night Vision Binocular
Night Visions Devices introduces new ultralight goggle, the lightest fully functional dual tube goggle in the world



NEW UL-BNVD-SG, ultralight goggle with Single Gain Control is only 485 Grams. This is the lightest fully functional dual tube goggle in the world. It features a TACTICAL Monocular Cutoff, which turns off power to each channel of the monocular whenever a channel is rotated up out of the user’s line of sight. Like all NVD products, the UL-BNVD-SG features our best in the business, 10-year warranty.


Target Sectors:
Night Vision, Security, Weapons

Catherine Zile, Marketing Manager
Night Vision Devices, Allentown, PA



Booth 208

Optimum Vehicle Logistic Obtains ISO 9001:2015 Certification

OVL, a leading provider of spare parts and services to military fleets and government contractors in 35 countries around the world, is pleased to announce that it has received ISO 9001:2015 certification. By meeting the strict criteria for these quality standards, OVL has been recognized for its ability to consistently provide the highest quality products, and support to help customers maintain the highest levels of operational readiness for their wheeled vehicles and other heavy equipment. View Certification


Target Sectors:
Spare Parts Supply, Military Vehicle Repair, Logistics/Warehousing/Distribution

Hector Dominguez, Sales Manager, Latin America
Optimum Vehicle Logistics, Milwaukee, WI




Export with purpose. Exhibit with confidence. Kallman Worldwide is an export marketing advocate focused on helping the United States of America and its leading businesses capitalize on international trade shows and events to grow their share of global markets. Our flagship USA Partnership Pavilion programs cover all the details of creating and presenting a professional business environment to buyers, enabling exhibitors, clients and partners to make the most of their event opportunities, cultivate meaningful business relationships and account for a more measurable return on their export marketing investment.

Since 1963, Kallman has helped more than 10,000 companies, associations and government agencies stand out at nearly 1,000 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. Kallman is headquartered in Waldwick, N.J., and staffs a Latin America office in Santiago, Chile. For more information visit



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