Held in Tokyo, the DSEI Japan conference will consider the key issues faced by the countries of the Indo-Pacific region as they work to promote stabilization and cooperation between nations.
With a record-breaking increase in the Japanese defence budget to $46 billion, Japan’s engagement with external partners is set to increase dramatically. The renovation of their military forces, bringing them in line with regional capabilities, necessitates greater communication with international trade. It also poses significant challenges around achieving operational capability in key areas, and ensuring interoperability with existing platforms.
Responding to this new growth, DSEI Japan 2019 will examine the challenges of delivery security in Asia and its surrounding waters. This encompasses alliances and cooperation both within the region and with Europe. The conference will examine how new and emerging technologies may be deployed particularly within the disciplines of space and cyber warfare. This includes an update on regional defensive and offensive capabilities within these domains, an assessment of available countermeasures, and critical lines of development for cyber and data-enabled capability that will shape future warfare strategies.