Over the next few issues, Jill's Defence Weekly presents an insiders guide to DSEi, the world's largest arms fair. Sweeteners: One of the strangest aspects of DSEi is the freebies. Women in low cut tops give away jelly beans, sweets stamped with BAE systems, squashy tanks and toy grenades. A gasmask manufacturer, Air Boss Defence, has a stack of complimentary condoms with the logo "the ultimate protection". And, between the racks of missiles, tables are laid with champagne and canapes.
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