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Andrzej Duda

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In 2022, the International Defence Industry Exhibition celebrated its 30th anniversary. MSPO 2022 was a record-breaking event in every aspect. Mr Andrzej Duda, the Republic of Poland President, has traditionally granted its auspices to the expo. The Polish Armaments Group has been the Strategic Partner of the International Defence Industry Exhibition.

The Targi Kielce Defence Industry Expo brought 613 companies from 33 countries and a plethora of Polish companies. The trade fair hosted 60 delegations from 39 countries, including eight at the ministerial level. Twenty-five thousand guests from all over the world attended MSPO 2022, and another 10,500 visited its Open Day. MSPO was visited by the guest of honour, President Andrzej Duda. In addition to the President, the event was also graced with the presence of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Mariusz Błaszczak, Minister of National Defence and Paweł Soloch, the head of the National Security Bureau. The Turkish delegation prepared the Lead Nation Exhibition was chaired by the Minister of National Defence, Hulusi Akar. The commanding staff of the Polish Army also took part in the event.

On the eve of the opening ceremony of the 30th International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO, President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda visited Targi Kielce and bestowed orders and distinctions to several Kielce Expo Centre's Employees. For merits in the development of the exhibition sector in Poland, the President of Targi Kielce, Andrzej Mochoń PhD., was awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta. Vice-President Bożena Staniak was bestowed with the Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.

mspo-2022-galeria - The war made us all realise that the time of peace is over. This fact became an impulse for the development of our domestic defence industry and exceptional care for security. We need to modernise our armed forces rapidly. From this point of view, it was truly visionary to develop this event, i.e. the International Defence Industry Exhibition - said the President of the Republic of Poland. - I am here for the fifth time, and I am proud of it. 

Jubilee evening gala

Targi Kielce celebrated 30 years of the International Defence Industry Exhibition together with exhibitors and guests of honour. The unique nature of the anniversary event was emphasised by the performance of dancers from the Kielce Dance Theatre, who presented the "Unobvious History of Cinderella" performance. The repertoire choice in the context of the anniversary was not accidental -

There was a special feature film that marked the 30th anniversary - the movie focussed on the history of the defence show. Less obvious beginnings of idea, which date back to the January Uprising, through the Old Polish District and then the Central Industrial District, created many years later, to the controversy surrounding the first edition of the Exhibition. The film also presented the latest MSPO history, which was also full of challenges - the COVID-19 pandemic one of the biggest.

The Turkish orchestra returns to Targi Kielce

KTT's performance was not the only artistic element of this year's MSPO. The Turkish Republic's Lead Nation Exhibition was extra attractive with the performances of the Mehter band, considered to be the oldest military ensemble of this type in the world. On the first day of MSPO, the band performed twice, winning the audience's recognition. Previously, the band appeared at Targi Kielce in 2013, when Turkey organised the Lead Nation for the first time. This year's Turkish Exhibition brought together 28 representatives of domestic defence industry.

Important contracts signed during MSPO

mspo-2022-galeria On the MSPO eve, the head of the Ministry of National Defence, Mariusz Błaszczak confirmed the contract signing; Stalowa Wola Steel Works, a part of the Polish Armaments Group, and the Armaments Agency, signed a contract for the supply of KRAB self-propelled howitzers with command, dispatchment and staff modules complemented with ammunition vehicles, as well as a training package and logistics. This contract is worth around 3.8 PLN billion. On Tuesday, Mariusz Błaszczak approved seven other contracts between PGZ and the Armaments Agency -  PCO signed two agreements with the American REB Technologies and Defense Solutions GT from the United Arab Emirates. The President of Polish Armaments Group, Sebastian Chwałek, and the President of Hyundai Rotem, Lee Yong-bae, signed an agreement on cooperation between the two companies on unmanned land platforms and the commencement of work on the development of next-generation tank technology. The South Korean Hanwha Defense and Polish Armaments Group have signed a memorandum setting out the partnership principles for production, servicing, life cycle costs and future development of K9 self-propelled howitzers, infantry fighting vehicles and multiple rocket launchers.

Defender Gala Awarding Ceremony

mspo-2022-galeria One of the last highlights of the International Defence Industry Exhibition was the presentation ceremony of the DEFENDER awards -  the distinction is awarded every year by the Kielce defence trade show's Programme Board and the Jury Panel. The gala was the occasion to bestow the award of the President of the Republic of Poland for the product which best serves the purpose of the RP Armed Forces soldiers' safety enhancement, other distinctions and a special award of the Vice-President of the Council of Ministers, the Minister of National Defence and a special mention of the Minister of Development and Technology, the Award of the President of Targi Kielce and the Top Design award for the expo stands arrangement. The awarding ceremony also saw the presentation of the Operational Commander of the Branches of Armed Forces, Distinctions of the Commander of Territorial Defence Forces, Awards and Distinctions of the Head of the Inspectorate of Support for the Armed Forces, the Special Distinction of the Programme Board and Awards of the President of Targi Kielce Management Board The companies which have been with the MSPO for 30 years were also honoured and recognised.

The MSPO Open Day is an absolute hit

Krab artillery howitzers, Leopard tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, Rosomak armoured personnel carriers, and American MRAP Cougar vehicles exhibited during the Open Day of the International Defence Industry Exhibition at Targi Kielce. About 200 units of military equipment and the newest equipment of soldiers are displayed in the A Expo Hall, a part of B Expo Hall and the outdoor exhibition grounds. In total, about 8,300 square meters. There were also combat song concerts and parade drill shows.  Despite unfavourable weather conditions, Targi Kielce was hosted 10,500 visitors from all over Poland who came for the Open Day.

We look forward to seeing you at Targi Kielce's 31st MSPO -  the International Defence Industry Exhibition. Save the date for 5-8 September 2023.

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10 september 2022
Despite unfavourable weather conditions, crowds visit the Open Day of the International Defence Industry Exhibition. The exhibition prepared by the Polish Army
09 september 2022
One of the last highlights of the International Defence Industry Exhibition was the presentation ceremony of the DEFENDER awards - the distinction is awarded every year by the Kielce defence trade show’s Programme Board and the Jury Panel. During the gala, other accolades were bestowed, including the Special Award of the Minister of Development and Technology, the Award of the President of Targi Kielce and awards for the arrangement of the expo stand.
09 september 2022
On the third day of the International Defence Industry Exhibition in Kielce, the cooperation agreement between the Polish Armaments Group and the Metrology Cluster was signed. The signing act by the president of Targi Kielce, Doctor Andrzej Mochoń and PGZ president Sebastian Chwałek.
08 september 2022
- It's already the 30th International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO Kielce has become the capital of Europe's defence industry. For these few days, Poland is at the heart of Europe's security architecture - said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki during his visit to Targi Kielce on Thursday, 8, September. During his visit to Targi Kielce, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki toured the expo stands at the 30th International Defence Industry Exhibition and met with journalists.
08 september 2022
From the first day of the jubilee MSPO, the exhibition of military equipment and modern technology is accompanied by numerous dynamic shows that attract a large group of people and generates an avid interest. The latest anti-drone systems, modern tools used by the military, unmanned aerial vehicles and thermal imaging cameras – there are only some examples of the assortment put on display at show-presentations.
07 september 2022
The second day of the International Defence Industry Exhibition witnessed two cooperation agreements signed at the expo; the American REB Technologies and Defense Solutions GT from the United Arab Emirates.
07 september 2022
The South Korean Hanwha Defense and Polish Armaments Group have signed a memorandum setting out the partnership principles for production, servicing, life cycle costs and future development of K9 self-propelled howitzers, infantry fighting vehicles and multiple rocket launchers. The memorandum was signed on the second day of the Targi Kielce MSPO.
07 september 2022
The fact that it is worth using European research and development projects and cooperating with foreign governments, institutions and agencies were discussed by the participants of the conference "European projects as an opportunity for the PGZ Group".
07 september 2022
The president of Polish Armaments Group, Sebastian Chwałek, and the president of Hyundai Rotem, Lee Yong-bae, signed an agreement on cooperation between the two companies on unmanned land platforms and the commencement of work on the development of next-generation tank technology. The signing ceremony was a part of the 30th International Defence Industry Exhibition.
07 september 2022
The second day of the International Defence Industry Exhibition saw meetings with the authors of books which feature military and army issues. One could get the authors’ signatures at Targi Kielce. Serhyj Syniuk, General Professor Bogusław Pacek, Krzysztof Puwalski, Naval and Leszek Erenfeicht were among those signing books.
07 september 2022
- The production of weapons in Ukraine is too risky today. We can only buy or receive gear and equipment - said Taras Chmut, head of Ukraine's largest "military" foundation "Come Back Live" during the International Defence Industry Exhibition in Kielce. He came to Targi Kielce to negotiate contracts and acquire equipment.
06 september 2022
International Defence Industry Exhibition in Kielce celebrates its 30th anniversary. The Tuesday, 6 September meeting was held at the Congress Centre. The expo staff celebrated the jubilee together with the exhibitors and guests. The unique nature of the event was emphasized by the performance of dancers from the Kielce Dance Theatre, who presented the "Unobvious History of Cinderella" performance. The repertoire choice in the context of the anniversary was not accidental
06 september 2022
Mehter band is believed to be the oldest military band in the world. To mark the 30th jubilee of the International Defence Industry Exhibition, the ensemble presented a unique, emotional performance. This was graced with the presence of the distinguished guests: Deputy Prime Minister, Mariusz Błaszczak, the Minister of National Defence and Paweł Soloch, the head of the National Security Bureau and the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Turkey, Hulusi Akar.
06 september 2022
The first day of Targi Kielce MSPO was when we witnessed the four spectacular demonstrations of the Parade Drill of the Representative Regiment of the Polish Army. A 9-person team wearing the uniform of three types of Armed Forces performed in front of the public.
06 september 2022
During the 30th International Defence Industry Exhibition, the Minister of National Defence, Mariusz Błaszczak, approved several agreements between the Polish Armaments Group and the Armaments Agency. The contracts stipulate delivery of defence equipment with a total value of approximately PLN 3 billion.
06 september 2022
The participants of a nationwide scientific conference held on the first day of the MSPO debated the existing and possible consequences of the war beyond the eastern border of Poland. The discussion was set in the context of the Polish defence industry and its research and development facilities.
06 september 2022
"Each contract concluded here brings us closer to peace" - it is worth noticing the address during the opening ceremony delivered by the President of Polish Armaments Group, Sebastian Chwałek. The head of PGZ also assured that the company would continue its cooperation with the Kielce exhibition and congress centre.
06 september 2022
Mariusz Błaszczak , the Minister of National Defence, welcomed the uniformed-class students of secondary schools at the International Defence Industry Exhibition.
05 september 2022
- Today the great world has gathered in Kielce, and Targi Kielce is an important part of the great world - said Andrzej Duda, the President of the Republic of Poland, during his visit to the exhibition centre on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO.
05 september 2022
A state military contract for over PLN 3.8 billion was signed at Targi Kielce. Minister of National Defence Mariusz Błaszczak signed the approval of a long-term contract between the Armaments Agency and Huta Stalowa Wola SA for the delivery of two more Regina fire modules. The signing took place during the visit of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, on the eve of 30th edition of the International Defence Industry Exhibition.
05 september 2022
On the eve of the opening ceremony of the 30th International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO, President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda visited Targi Kielce and bestowed orders and distinctions to several Kielce Expo Centre’s Employees. For merits in the development of the exhibition sector in Poland, the President of Targi Kielce, Andrzej Mochoń PhD., was awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.
03 september 2022
Taras Czmut, head of Ukraine's largest "military" foundation "Come Back Live", meets journalists on the first day of the International Defence Industry Exhibition, i.e. 6 September.
03 september 2022
Wojskowe Zakłady Uzbrojenia S.A. [Millitary Amrament Works] is a specialised defense industry company which deals with defense rocket launcher technologies, first and foremost with mid- and long-ranges. The company boasts extensive experience gained over the 50 years of service provision related to repairs and upgrades of missile defense technology to the Polish Armed Forces.
02 september 2022
The company offers an extensive portfolio of systems in all domains, from air, land, sea to space technology. According to a recent Forbes report, the company boasts two of the most combat-proven systems: Iron Dome air defence and TROPHY active protection
02 september 2022
Hertz Systems is a Polish company - security systems, military ICT systems, GPS satellite navigation systems and space systems specialist. The company boasts over thirty years of experience as the manufacturer of the HAWK anti-drone system.
01 september 2022
HÜTTENES-ALBERTUS Polska LLC marks the 30th anniversary of Targi Kielce's. To mark the occasion, the firm prepared a unique bell. The company boasts 25 years of experience in the foundry industry. Now it has sponsored this extraordinary commemorative
31 august 2022
Atlantic Contract is a global company that enables forms to participate in tenders announced by the US Federal Government, including the US Army and NATO allied countries. The company also prospers for contracts in the tender databases of United Nations Agendas.
31 august 2022
The company is a leading domestic producer of technologically advanced optoelectronic equipment based on night vision, thermal imaging, and laser technologies. Its solutions make the best of modern scientific achievements. The products manufactured by PCO SA are recognized both among military recipients as well as domestic and foreign manufacturers who cooperate with the company.
30 august 2022
CPT is a specialized unit of the Internal Security Agency dealing with broadly defined anti-terrorist prevention. Prevention is the first line of defence against terrorism, which is why the unit, established in 2018, provides practical knowledge designed to increase the country's level of security.
30 august 2022
The 2022 International Defence Industry Exhibition commences on Tuesday, 6 September - the expo promises to be a record-breaking event regarding the aviation equipment on display. As many as nine aircraft will land at Targi Kielce, and eight will be presented to the public.
30 august 2022
Established in 1982, Marine Science Centre SA - Research and Development Centre in Gdynia SA offers extensive competencies and experience in the design, construction, delivery, and maintenance of integrated systems for military and civil technology, including command, data analysis and processing systems, communication, ship and underwater systems.
29 august 2022
The Łódź-headquartered company and its Dęblin branch are the leaders of the aviation industry and an essential part of the Polish Armaments Group. The WZL1 key activities include - major repairs, overhauls, maintenance and modernization of helicopters, including from the Mi family, engines from the TW3-117 family and military and civil aircraft services.
26 august 2022
The Kreator company from Toruń, on the clothing market since 1986, specialises in the design and production of uniforms - mess-dress, service, field and specialist-type uniforms. MSPO witnesses the premiere of their latest product - the three-piece ALFA combat uniform.
26 august 2022
PZL-Świdnik is the only Polish helicopter manufacturer that has produced machines for over 70 years. During this time, the company has produced and delivered more than 7,400 helicopters to customers in over 40 countries around the world.
25 august 2022
The AIR-POL LLC is a supporting member of PIA (Parachute Industry Association) - the most prestigious organisation associating manufacturers of parachute equipment in the world. The company is also a member of the National Aviation Council and the Association of the Polish Aviation Industry.
25 august 2022
The Łukasiewicz Research Network - Institute of Aviation joins this year's International Defence Industry Exhibition to present a wide range of ideas, including several novelties such as the PRC-650 patrol and rescue hovercraft or EGG1U pyrotechnic cartridges. The company is one of the most modern research facilities in Europe with traditions dating back to 1926
24 august 2022
MESKO SA is a world-class manufacturer of defence products with nearly 100 years of production experience. The 30th jubilee edition of MSPO welcomes the Company and its presentation a wide range of weapons and ammunition used by the Polish Armed Forces and the NATO army.
24 august 2022
NITRO-CHEM Chemical Works SA is a leading producer of explosives and ammunition in the world and an export leader in the Polish arms industry. The Company boasts 75 years of experience. Its products reach almost all continents and are appreciated by customers from such countries as: the United States, Canada, Turkey, Germany, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway, United Kingdom, France, Israel and Taiwan.
23 august 2022
AP FLYER, a company from Warsaw, offers advanced technologies and modern products in IT, telecommunications, security and biometrics. MSPO is the chance to see the company's portfolio, including the MADDOS system, military MILBOOK computers and MADDOS UAV unmanned aerial vehicles.
23 august 2022
We would like to remind you all visitors of the September International Defence Industry Exhibition are required to have an identity document confirming personal data vs the data of the ticket. Verification takes place in the terminals before entering the exhibition grounds. In order to speed up the verification process and smooth traffic in the terminal, please prepare a document confirming your identity in advance.
16 august 2022
Raytheon Company, one of the world's most significant defence concerns, will present the latest ammunition models at the jubilee Kielce's MSPO. Excalibur guided artillery projectiles, the Javelin anti-tank missiles with the LWCLU Lightweight Command Launch Unit and SkyCeptor missiles are to be displayed. These products are highly valued in the Polish army and in many countries armies.
11 august 2022
The MSPO Open Day agenda abounds with attractions. Saturday, 10 September - your chance to have a closer look at vehicles and defence equipment and also take part in competitions which win you attractive prizes. Concerts and parade drill shows are also planned to make the event even more appealing. Spectacular helicopters will hover overhead. The event is open to the public, no admission fee.
20 july 2022
The Minister of National Defence, Mariusz Błaszczak, approved the contract to deliver the Ottokar Brzoza tank destroyers to the Polish Military.
25 may 2022
The Armed Forces Exhibition is preceded with reconnaissance, an intro to the International Defence Industry Exhibition organised in September
18 may 2022
Turkey joins this year's International Defence Industry Exhibition's as the Lead Nation. The Turkish defence industry presented its capacities at Targi Kielce's featured exhibition in 2013 for the first time.
17 november 2021
For a consecutive time, the Targi Kielce International Defence Industry Exhibition has been granted support from an extraordinary patron
10 november 2021
The jubilee, 30th International Defence Industry Exhibition is held in Targi Kielce from 5 to 8 September 2022 - do you want to exhibit? Use the Exhibitor's Portal!
03 november 2021
The previous International Defence Industry Exhibition included accompanying events and among them the conference on "The Polish industry's Involvement in the implementation of the Miecznik programme - cooperation prospects" organised by the Polish Armaments Group