Oyster Ballistic Protected Life Jacket on show at IDEF with partner Zero industries as part of DTI initiative

IDEF – International Defence Industry Fair
5 – 8 May 2015

As part of the Department of Trade and Industries initiative to promote locally manufactured products in international markets, Zero Industries was invited to promote the Oyster Ballistic Protected Life Jacket (BPLJ) which was designed by Atlantis Specialist Technologies at the International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF) to be held from 5 – 8 May at Tuyap Fair, Congress and Convention Center Istanbul, Turkey.

The Oyster BPLJ is key to the safety of maritime law enforcement and marines at sea or in riverine operations and allows operators not only ballistic protection but automatic inflation of the life vest should the crew member be injured or rendered unconscious. IDEF’15 has been managed and executed by Turkish Armed Forces Foundation under the auspices and support of Turkish Ministry of National Defence biennially since 1993. The show has become one of the most important regional cooperation and promotion platforms for keeping track the technological developments, implementing supply programs, demonstration and introduction of the modern vehicle, equipment and weapon systems.

IDEF 2013 saw 794 exhibiting companies from 51 countries, over 50 000 professional visitors from 111 countries, 81 countries and 2 International Institutions sent 531 members in 105 delegations, over 2000 bilateral discussions and 547 members of press from 20 countries. This year over 54 000 people are expected to attend the show.