Honorary Patronage
of the President of the Republic of Poland
Mr. Andrzej Duda

Patronat Prezydenta RP

 

Targi Obronne MSPO w Kielcach

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MSPO - essential and very much in demand

All eyes on Targi Kielce in September - not only the military business sector but the broadly defined industry is focused on the Kielce events. There are two reasons why this year has been so exceptional.  First of all, it has been the Kielce autumn tradition to offers the world's biggest military concerns' the presentation platform for their visions of a modern army. The second aspect is related to the COVID-spurred exhibition industry hibernation. The Targi Kielce president's and employees' determination has made it possible to overcome the stand-still and start getting back on track.

The expo was organised with strict observance of sanitary rules and regulations and brought together 185 companies from 15 countries. 2020 MSPO was the showcase for the elite of rocket weapons manufacturers - from US Raytheon and Lockheed Martin to the British MBDA European Missile House. The three days' exhibition attracted several thousand visitors.  HE Jeremy Quin, the UK Minister for Defence Procurement, UK, the head of the British delegation and MSPO 2020 Lead Nation Exhibition best recapitulated the trade show. This is how he referred to the expo facts and figures in his speech at the commencement ceremony: "Can I say what a real privilege is speaking today.    In the UK, we are always impressed by the resilience and the determination of the Polish people.   Examples of that resilience and determination occur again and again in the long history of the nation.   It is, therefore, no surprise, even with all the challenges that the world is currently facing, Poland has laid on a first-rate trade show today.   We may be lower on a number we would normally expect,  but looking around the halls earlier today,  and peering through the lights at all of you in the seats - we may be lower on numbers; we are certainly high on quality." 

broń pancerna na targach zbrojeniowych mspo w kielcach

Huta Stalowa Wola signs the agreement signed at MSPO

The International Defence Industry Exhibition's expo stand of the Polish Armaments Group was the stage for the official agreement signing between  Huta Stalowa Wola [Steelworks] SA and the Czech company Tatra Export.  The contract stipulates the design and delivery of a 4x4 vehicle with complete technical documentation which makes it possible to produce the vehicle in Poland. The agreement concerns the 4x4 vehicle version.  This vehicle will be offered for the Polish Armed Forces' programs and projects the Polish Armaments Group is a part of.  Ultimately, the vehicle has been acquired to expand the range of chassis for command vehicles and other specialised bodies requiring the use of an advanced 4x4 chassis such as the Rocket and Artillery Forces.

Débuts and première presentations

For years, the International Defence Industry Exhibition has been the display for military equipment first and foremost. However, other uniformed services' have always been offered cutting-edge solutions.  This year's expo welcomed those who make their début.   The XXVIII International Defence Industry Exhibition has differed from the previous years' trade shows. Yet the equipment suppliers did not disappoint the expo visitors who admired cutting-edge weaponry, helicopters and armaments which enhance the uniformed services' capabilities.  The General Jakub Jasiński Training Centre presented the Anti-Tank Mine Control System for the Engineering and Chemical Forces.  "Jarzębiona" is the product's codename - the system consists of 21 anti-tank mines with an EFP charge and offers 100 meters operating range.  The new Ford Ranger XLT, adapted to the military needs also has made its début at the trade show.  The cars are produced in South Africa, now they have undergone a complete modernisation - their tyres tires have been enhanced, they have also been equipped with an engine and the added rear-body section especially for the use of uniformed services.  The car has been assigned tasks from those of the Honker, heavily used by the military.  MSPO was the display for the Leopard 2A4 tank, the one whose construction has been re-designed.  The three modernisation areas included improvement of ballistic protection, fire efficiency and functionality enhancement.   The ballistic protection strengthening comprises the installation of additional turret armour, replacement of ceramic inserts in the actual armour.  The efficiency improvement consists mainly in the weaponry modification, the commander's sight new version and thermal imaging cameras installation, delivered by the Polish company PCO.  The functionality has been improved by electric-drives equipped weapons, fire protection system replacement and the new reversing camera.  The modernisation scheme has been implemented by the Bumar – Łabędy from Gliwice.  Ultimately, all Leopard 2A4 units are to be the subject of refurbishment.

sprzęt wojskowy na targach broni MSPO w Kielcach

In line with the MSPO tradition - DEFENDERS awards

One of the last highlights of the International Defence Industry Exhibition has been the presentation ceremony of the DEFENDER awards -  the distinction is awarded every year by the Kielce defence trade show's Programme Board.  The gala ceremony was also the occasion to present the extraordinary awards of the Polish Army.

Not only is the function the accolades presentation time, but also the recapitulation of this year's expo  As Andrzej Mochoń PhD. emphasised how difficult it is to offer a brief punchline for this year's event. - It is not easy to provide a quick wrap-up ... was it a success or a failure? The same question is on our Exhibitors' lips when we talk to them.  Time will tell how much we gained at this event. However, already today, I can say that it was worth fighting for this year's only defence industry exhibition in Europe. - said the President of Targi Kielce.

The DEFENDER awards have been bestowed to:

-The Air Force Institute of Technology in Warsaw (the leader); the Central Military Bureau of Design and Technology SA from Warsaw for the e-NOSP network-centric system which uses data teletransmission for readiness management of aircraft ground handling equipment 

The  Military Institute of Armament Technology from Zielonka (the leader); Autocomp Management LLC  from Szczecin for the shooters training autonomous simulator of the PIORUN portable anti-aircraft missile system

- ZURAD for its RobUV

kieleckie targi militarne mspo The gala was the occasion to present the accolades of the Inspectorate for Armed Forces Support (the award goes to the 4th Regional Logistics Base in Wrocław for SKN-1Z control and repair station of the DNRS / 288 turret fire control system HITFIST 30mm at the KTO ROSOMAK), as well as the Main Award of the General Command of Branches of Armed Forces (presented to the Naval Inspectorate of the General Command of Branches of Armed Forces). The expo organisers appreciated the Armed Forces Exhibition.  The General Staff of the Polish Army, the General Command of Branches of Armed Forces and the Inspectorate for Armed Forces Support were also the medal winners in recognition of their involvement.  Special thanks and appreciation was offered to Colonel Grzegorz Lisowski, Deputy Chief of Technical Services Unit of the Inspectorate for Armed Forces Support.

Safety comes first

"Publish health safety" was this year's MSPO's key-word; it was on everybody's lips.  Sebastian Chwałek appreciated the Targi Kielce efforts in this aspect -  the Secretary of State in the Ministry of National Defence, Chairman of the Programme Board, personally involved in the organisation MSPO recapitulated the three days' trade show in his speech at the gala ceremony:

- This is the perfect moment to thank all those who have contributed towards making the September in Kielce meeting possible, the fact that despite the current epidemic state. We have been able to cultivate the many years' traditions tradition and discuss safety, security, defence and weaponry. Special thanks go to the Expo organisers and hosts - Mr Andrzej Mochoń, CEO and all Targi Kielce employees, as well as to municipal and local authorities. Thank you for making it possible for us to participate in this unique event, thanks for your hospitality and security measures in place. The precautions were ubiquitous. 

The Świętokrzyskie region MP's, representatives of the government and city authorities have been involved in the endeavour, which made it possible to organise this year's trade show.

 

News
11 september 2020
One of the last highlights of the International Defence Industry Exhibition has been the presentation ceremony of the DEFENDER awards - the distinction is awarded every year by the Kielce defence fair's Programme Board. The gala ceremony was also the occasion to present the extraordinary awards of the Polish Army
09 september 2020
This year's International Defence Industry Exhibition witnessed the President of Targi Kielce, Andrzej Mochoń PhD. honoured with the BENE DE PATRIA MERITUS ring for Meritorious Services for the Homeland. The distinction is awarded by the Association of Suppliers for Uniformed Services
09 september 2020
The Association of Suppliers for Uniformed Services has bestowed its accolades. MSPO 2020, the Association recognised companies and people who significantly contribute to the country's defence capabilities development
09 september 2020
The second day of the International Defence Industry Exhibition saw the three meetings with the authors of extraordinary books which feature military and army issues
08 september 2020
The opening ceremony brought together many distinguished guests. The letters from the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. were presented at the function
08 september 2020
For years, the International Defence Industry Exhibition has been the display for military equipment first and foremost. However, other uniformed services' have always been offered cutting-edge solutions. This year's expo welcomes those who make their début
08 september 2020
Representatives of the university milieus have organised the national scientific conference "The defence industry activities which benefit the state's critical and defence infrastructure" held within the scope of the International Defence Industry Exhibition 2020
08 september 2020
The Armed Forces Exhibition and the heavy-duty equipment presentation, guests from all over the world, valuable contacts and strategic decisions. This and much more at this year's trade show
08 september 2020
The International Defence Industry Exhibition - the launch
07 september 2020
Raytheon Missiles & Defense at the 28th International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO in Kielce
07 september 2020
There is a limited number of participants attending the opening ceremony of this year's Defence Trade Show. The gala commencement is held on 8 September 2020 at 3:00 p.m. in the OMEGA Congress Hall of the Targi Kielce's Congress Centre
04 september 2020
The International Defence Industry Exhibition commences in just a few days’ time. Journalists who wish to cover the event live need to undergo a regular accreditation procedure - the expo journalists registration open until 6 September only
27 august 2020
PATRIOT, APACHE and POSEIDON - strong American accents at the International Defence Industry Exhibition 2020
24 august 2020
This year's International Defence Industry Exhibition is also the showcase for Dolezych, the company which specialises in safe load lifting and transport. Dolezych presents its offer for consecutive time
19 august 2020
The Hyundai Rotem joins the International Defence Industry Exhibition in Targi Kielce expo for the consecutive time and presents its products
18 august 2020
Online press accreditation for the 2020 International Defence Industry Exhibition is already on. The expo is held from 8 to 10 September.
11 august 2020
Virtual registration for visitors is already available on the Targi Kielce website. Following the many-year example, the Kielce exhibition and congress centre encourages to use the more efficient way to register and confirm your expo presence
07 august 2020
For the consecutive time, the Targi Kielce International Defence Industry Exhibition has been granted the support from an extraordinary patron
30 july 2020
Preparations for this year's International Defence Industry Exhibition in the home stretch - from 8 to 10 September Targi Kielce becomes the focal point for global defence milieus
29 july 2020
Each year, several hundred soldiers serve during the International Defence Industry Exhibition in Targi Kielce, the Armed Forces Exhibition preparation is regarded as a combat task. Such missions require proper reconnaissance. This year's meeting put safety and security during the COVID-19 pandemic at the top of the priorities ranking list.
23 july 2020
"The MSPO standing for the armaments and defence industry is unquestionable not only in Europe but also in the world. This year is extraordinary owing to the fact that other countries have decided not to organise similar exhibitions. Paradoxically this may offer a positive impulse for the Kielce Exhibition" - we read in a letter from the National Security Bureau addressed to Kielce Mayor, Mr Bogdan Wenta.
17 july 2020
For 28 years, the International Defence Industry Exhibition has hosted well-known Polish politicians, major political personages from various political backgrounds
16 july 2020
The representatives of the UK Embassy, PGZ and Targi Kielce were brought together at the Kielce exhibition and congress centre.
10 july 2020
The Targi Kielce Management Board’s official communication regarding the International Defence Industry Exhibition held from 8 to 10 September 2020.
09 july 2020
- If the Kielce defence industry is held, the Polish Armaments Group will undoubtedly become involved in this endeavour - said Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki during the Thursday (09.07.) visit to Skarżysko-based Mesko
25 june 2020
Shortly after the quarantine, Kielce Mayor, Mr Bogdan Wenta requested the Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki to hold an urgent meeting regarding the Polish Armaments Group participation in the International Defence Industry Exhibition
27 march 2020
The September 2019’s International Defence Industry Exhibition witnessed the Polish government filing in LOR Letter of Request regarding the purchase of Javelin Missile and Command Launch Unit
20 march 2020
The Gazeta Wyborcza Daily "SupeCities" plebiscite continues. The plebiscite has been organized to mark the occasion - the 30th anniversary of the first commune councils elections in the history of the Third Republic of Poland. The Gazeta's journalists make it possible for us to learn what particular cities can be proud of - in Kielce, the exhibition and congress centre ia a real pride of the city. There is no doubt about it
19 march 2020
Like many other trade fair events, the International Defence Industry Exhibition is a business meetings platform and much more - the possibility to meet interesting people who boast amazing biographies is often owed to Targi Kielce. The guest of honour at MSPO 2019 - Colonel Alfred Merrill Worden was a great personage you had the chance to meet
16 march 2020
Paris’ EURSATORY and London’s DSEI, the Targi Kielce International Defence Industry Exhibition are Europe’s three most important defence and security industry exhibitions. Therefore it comes as no surprise that globe’s most important and greatest market players, chief military suppliers as well as Lead Nation exhibitors want to mark their presence at the international trade show
27 january 2020

A draft of the Polish budget for 2020 earmarks over PLN 49 billion PLN for defence spending. This represents 2.1 percent of Poland’s GDP. This is the direct result of the armed forces modernization and finance act which stipulates a gradual defence expenditure increase up to 2.5 percent in 2030

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