The Nowa Deba training ground, 4 September, the day before the official MSPO commencement was the day of dynamic show-presentations and a static display
A convoy under attack, evacuation, drop of paratroopers and counter-attack with the use of mortars and artillery howitzer – this was the combat scenario presented on the training grounds in Nowa Dęba. The Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland military equipment demonstration were staged within the scope of the 25th MSPO, the event that commences on 5h September in Targi Kielce.
In the staged combat situation at the premises of Polish Land Forces Training Centre in Nowa Dęba, Rosomak transporters, self-propelled Rak Mortar and artillery howitzer Krab produced in Stalowa Wola boasted their combat capabilities. In the air there were the five helicopters - the Gluszec from PZL Świdnik. The 25th Air Cavalry Brigade's drop of paratroopers left the spectators really impressed. Medical and evacuation procedures were are also presented.
- The good tradition of dynamic shows accompanying the International Defence Salon in Targi Kielce has been this way re-established – said Bartosz Kownacki, Secretary of State at the Ministry of National Defence and head of the MSPO Program Council during the press conference that accompanied the millitary drill. – We wanted to demonstrate the Republic of Poland Armed Forces potential to the foreign delegations we host at the expo. We have presented the equipment that is in use, the achievement of our defence industryas well as soldiers' skills. The delegates from South Korea, Pakistan, Nepal, Hungary, Estonia and many other countries interested in Polish equipment were present in Nowa Dęba.
The dynamic demonstrations and a static exhibition staged in the Podkarpackie Voivodeship brought together 300 participants and soldiers, mainly from the 21st Podhale Rifle Brigades supported by other various units.
– the soldiers of the 11th Artillery Regiment, 17th Mechanized Brigade, 1st Air Force Brigade and 25th Air Cavalry Brigade – said Colonel Ryszard Pietras, commander of the 21st Podhale Rifle Brigades, the commander of the show.
The military attachés, members of official foreign delegations and journalists accredited for the International Defence Industry Exhibition were the guests of the event. The equipment was presented at the dynamic show-presentations and at the static exhibition. Participants of the shows together with Minister Bartosz Kownacki had the opportunity to become familiar with Rosomak transporters in various versions, the self-propelled RAK mortar, KRAB artillery howitzer. The exhibition also included the LIWIEC Artillery Reconnaissance Team, the PT-91 and Leopard 2A5 tanks, anti-aircraft equipment, sniper rifles and much more. In total, over 30 modern military equipment and machines were put on show on the training ground in Nowa Dęba.
25th MSPO commences!
The shows were the prelude for the jubilee 25th today. International Defence Industry Exhibition held in Targi Kielce. MSPO continues until 8 September. MSPO comes in rankings just after after Paris and London. 2017's Targi Kielce event is the showcase for the record-breaking number of 618 exhibitors from 27 countries of the world. MSPO hosts 67 foreign delegations, including 6 defence ministers and 9 deputy defence ministers. More than 400 journalists from Poland and abroad have been accredited to MSPO with the use of the internet registration service.
For the first time, Targi Kielce MSPO includes the Open Days.
To mark the Expo jubilee the International Defence Industry Exhibition programme includes the Open Days on 9 and 10 September. The general public can visit the Polish Armed Forces Exhibition and part of the Polish Armaments Group display - free admission and noe age restrictions.