Before 1960: equipment in use or on test is displayed every year by the “Section Technique de l’Armée de Terre” (French Army Experimental Unit) in the Satory Military Camp, close to Versailles. One day is allocated to the Military Attachés from foreign Embassies in Paris.
1967: an exhibition is organised every two years by the Délégation Générale pour l’Armement (French Procurement Agency) and bring together some 30 French Defence manufacturers for 3 days: Satory I to XII (1967 - 1990).
1991: the organization of the exhibition is transferred to the newly-created GICAT (the French Land Defence Manufacturers Association).
1992: the much acclaimed first "European Exhibition for Land Defence Equipment" is held at the Le Bourget Exhibition Centre and is named "Eurosatory": GICAT’s subsidiary COGES (General Commission for Events and Exhibitions) is created.
1994: North-American Exhibitors join the Exhibition along with Western European Union (WEU) and European Free-Trade Area (EFTA) countries. This endowes Eurosatory with its international reputation.
1996: with the worldwide extension of the event, Eurosatory grows into the "International Exhibition for Defence Equipment". Exhibitors come from the 5 continents.
2000: Eurosatory becomes the "International Exhibition for Land and Airland Defence"
2002: The Exhibition moves to the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.
2008: As an exhibition dedicated to Land and Air-land Armament, Eurosatory becomes the "International Land and Airland Defence and Security Exhibition" with a specific scheme: "Shaping Tomorrow’s Defence".
June 2016: “Land Security & Defence International Exhibition” Eurosatory is “The Land and Airland Solution”.