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25th anniversary MSPO is coming

Miedzynarodowy Salon Przemyslu Obronnego (International Defence Industry Exhibition) in Kielce is one of the most important shows in Europe. Every year this event attracts exhibitors and guest from around the globe. Succeeding editions of the exhibition correspond with restructuration and modernization of Poland`s Armed Forces. MILMAG is a media partner of this year`s MSPO.

MSPO is the biggest show in this region and 3rd biggest in Europe, just behind DSEI and Eurosatory.

25th anniversary of MSPO looks like it will be the biggest event organized this year by Targi Kielce. Modern Polish and international technologies will be on show, being exhibited by companies from over 30 countries. This will be the third big defence show in Europe, happening just after Paris Eurosatory and London DSEI. Biggest confirmed exhibitors will be Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (event`s strategic partner), Airbus, Bell Helicopter, Boeing, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, Leonardo, Nammo, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, MBDA, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Saab Technologies.

MSBS, developed by Fabryka Broni from Radom will be the main weapon in the Polish future soldier program / Photos: Jakub Link-Lenczowski

Until now, over 400 exhibitors from 30 countries confirmed their presence at the show. One of the most interesting will be the South Korea representation. MSPO will be visited by representatives of South Korea`s Ministry of Defence and 14 companies, which will present their products in Kielce. As an example of successful cooperation with Koreans, we can mention the use of Samsung Techwin`s K9 chasis for construction of self-propelled, 155 mm Krab howitzers.

Polish Armed Forces exhibition will play the key role at the show, similar to previous MSPO editions. There is one change thou, this year`s Polish Army exhibition will include Wojska Obrony Terytorialnej (Territorial Defence Force). Military history museums will also be on display as a part of Polish Armed Forces exhibition. “Innovation, Technology, Efficiency” is the motto, under which Polish soldiers will present their weapons and equipment. Additionally, 9th and 10th of September will be “Open Days”. During this time entry to the show will be free of charge and anyone willing, will be able to watch Poland`s Armed Forces showing their potential.

This year`s MSPO will be held under the honorable patronage of the President of Republic of Poland, Mr Andrzej Duda. Minister of Defence – Antonii Macierewicz – is also expected.

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