From September 25 to 27, Baku will host the 3rd Azerbaijan International Defence Exhibition, ADEX 2018. This large-scale event, recognised as of one of the largest expositions of armament and military equipment in the region, is a grand display of modern weapons and military vehicles, where the strength and power of the Azerbaijani defence industry is demonstrated. The initiator and organiser of the exhibition is the Ministry of Defence Industry of the Republic of Azerbaijan; the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Azerbaijan supports the exhibition. This year the exhibition will bring together more than 200 companies from 32 countries and will occupy three pavilions and an open platform of Baku Expo Centre. Azerbaijan, Turkey, Russia, Israel, the Republic of Belarus, Serbia, Ukraine, Pakistan, France and other countries will demonstrate alongside national groups at ADEX 2018. A number of countries have increased the area of their national expositions this year. For example Turkey has booked a pavilion with an area of 30% greater than in 2016. Among the participants are leading companies of the defence sector in Italy, Bulgaria, China, the Netherlands, Lithuania and other countries. In the third hall of Baku Expo Center the pavilion of the Ministry of Defence Industry of Azerbaijan will be located, where the newest locally produced armament and military equipment will be demonstrated.