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24.-26.5. 2023

International Defence and Security Technologies Fair

Record-breaking presence of companies at IDET 2023


Brno Exhibition Centre will host from 24 to 26 May 2023 the 17th season of the IDET international trade fair, which this year marks 30 years since its first edition. It is an important platform for the presentation of the Czech defence industry and during its existence the fair has acquired a prestigious position in the NATO area. PYROS and ISET trade fairs are held concurrently, focusing on the presentation of firefighting and safety equipment and services.

"A record number of exhibitors are present at IDET this year. The exhibition area has been sold out long before the event, and visitors can expect a complete showcase of technologies from the defence and security industry," said Michalis Busios, project director of IDET. A total of 551 companies from twenty-nine countries are participating in this year's security fairs. Companies such as Agados, Aselsan, BAE SYSTEMS, CROY, CZECHOSLOVAK GROUP, Česká zbrojovka, e.sigma, Elbit Systems, EVPÚ Defence, IAI – Israel  Aerospace  Industries, Lockheed Martin, L.P.P. holding, Nexter Systems, OMNIPOL, PRAGA-Export, Saab Technologies, SKUPINA, STV GROUP and SVOS will present their products. State-owned companies LOM PRAHA, Military Technical Institute, Military Research Institute and VOP CZ will also be present. The expo will boast a strong participation of German companies, featuring BDSV, Diehl Defence, Eurospike, Fischer Panda, Glenair, Karodur-Wirkteller, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, Mehler Vario System, Nachtsichttechnik Jahnke, Nicomatic, Northrop Grumman LITEF a Sepson. Exhibitors will also arrive from France, India, Italy, Israel, Japan, Poland, Austria, the United States of America Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

"IDET is also an important place for establishing international cooperation. Many foreign delegations will visit the fair, for example from Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Egypt, Ghana, Israel, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, and the UK," added Mr. Busios.

The partner of IDET is traditionally the Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic (DSIA). "As usual, the Association has a joint stand at IDET with its partner Slovak association ZBOP, and this year we will also welcome a partner association from Ukraine. I am incredibly pleased that, thanks to DSIA, several start-up and innovative Czech companies will be exhibiting at the fair for the second time in the AOBP Start-up Innovation Pavilion. This year there will be six start-ups. As co-organisers of the expo, we will also coordinate the participation of official foreign delegations at the stands of Czech companies and you can also look forward to a joint expert seminar organised by DSIA together with the Czech Optical Cluster," said Jiří Hynek, President and CEO of the Defence and Security Industry Association.

The exposition of the Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic will offer a number of interesting exhibits

The Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic will present an exhibition thematically focused on the 30th anniversary of the founding of the army this year. Visitors will be able to see the difference between older and newer equipment and technology, giving them a better idea of how the army has changed over the past thirty years. Among the exhibits on display will be the BRDM-2 anti-aircraft vehicle, which was used during the Gulf War, and its modern successor, the IVECO LOV CBRN. Visitors will also see the STRELA S2-M and modern RBS-70NG anti-aircraft complexes, the R-5M Bečva command-and-staff vehicle on a BVP-1 chassis and, opposite it, the TITUS wheeled armoured command-and-staff vehicle. The outdoor display will feature one of the newest and most watched additions to the army's equipment, the Leopard 2A4 main battle tank, which will be placed next to the T-72 M1 tank. Among the new acquisitions, the STARKOM mobile jammer on a Tatra chassis or the MADR 3D mobile air-defence radar will also be on display. Technological advances will also be shown in the handguns display, where the latest models of BREN II assault rifles, including accessories, and the original Czechoslovak SA vz. 58 will be displayed side by side. The indoor exhibition will also include display cases showing the development of uniforms and accessories of the Czech army over the last 30 years.

CZECHOSLOVAK GROUP and TATRA TRUCKS - the largest display of all exhibiting companies

The companies of the CZECHOSLOVAK GROUP (CSG) holding and the TATRA TRUCKS automotive company, which is closely associated with it, are traditional exhibitors at IDET. As in previous years, their joint display in Hall P and on the adjacent outdoor area will be the largest of all exhibiting companies. In addition to TATRA TRUCKS, TATRA DEFENCE VEHICLE, EXCALIBUR ARMY, RETIA, ELDIS, ČESKÁ LETECKÁ SERVISNÍ, MSM GROUP, KARBOX and EXCALIBUR INTERNATIONAL will present their products, services and technological innovations. TATRA TRUCKS will bring to IDET in Brno a novelty – a container loader on a Tatra Phoenix chassis with an armoured cab. At the concurrent PYROS 2023, Tatra will unveil the new generation of the Tatra Force model range in a world premiere. Another Kopřivnice-based company, TATRA DEFENCE VEHICLE, will present an armoured TITUS vehicle in the MKPP version designed for the Czech army. EXCALIBUR ARMY will exhibit a range of its military vehicles. The CSG stand will display, for example, the Morana and Dita self-propelled howitzers, the new Treva-30 recovery and recovery vehicle, the Patriot 4x4 and Pandur II 8x8 armoured vehicles and the MR-2 Viktor light air defence kit. RETIA will present for the first time the new ReCas anti-drone solution with the ReGuard 3D radar.

GLOMEX MS relies on automotive technology and night vision systems

The company GLOMEX Military Supplies will make its Czech debut with a modified Toyota Hilux Chamois at this year's IDET. It will showcase special military vehicles, cutting-edge night vision systems, equipment for paratroopers and special forces personnel. GLOMEX MS (part of the SKUPINA a.s. holding) focuses on the security industry and services, cooperating with Lufthansa Technik, a supplier of interiors for VIP and government aircraft. It also engages in special equipment trade, has exclusive distribution rights of renowned world manufacturers, and provides complete after-sales and service services.

The partner of IDET is Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that researches, designs, develops, manufactures, integrates and maintains advanced technology systems, products and services. With operating units divided into broad business areas, the company works with more than 50 countries around the world to help protect their national interests.

Participation of Slovak companies in the sign of innovations

Thanks to the support of the Association of the Security and Defence Industry of the Slovak Republic and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Prague, Slovakia will be represented at IDET by five innovative companies. ARDACO will present its fully scalable Silentel system for secure communication. SEC TECHNOLOGIES will be presenting the Falcon 4G remote detector, which, thanks to its unique laser technology, can detect, identify and quantify chemical substances at a distance of 6 km with up to 30 times higher sensitivity than passive detectors. NIXUS will present extremely strong inflatable military tents. Visitors will also be able to try out an artificial intelligence firefighting robot from Mraz Robotics or a flight simulator from VRM, which was successful in a tender for the U.S. Air Force.

Start-up Innovation Pavilion and Gold IDET

In cooperation with the Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic, the Start-up Innovation Pavilion project will return after its successful premiere, offering the opportunity to get acquainted with the offer of innovative start-ups in the field of defence and security. A4 Conti, the CzechInvest Business and Investment Support Agency (TECH4LIFE Hub), ATHEX Technology, Grant Detection, OteSpace and SPACEKNOW will present their solutions. There will also be a Gold IDET award contest for the best exhibits of the fair. 

Terrain polygon and specialized supporting programme

An attractive feature of the security fairs is the outdoor IDET ARENA, a field polygon for dynamic demonstrations of military, firefighting and police equipment. In addition to the polygon, another accompanying programme is being prepared. Two major conferences will be held throughout the fair - the International Conference on Military Technology and the International Conference Defence & Strategy.

Concurrently with PYROS and ISET

The PYROS International Fire Fighting Equipment and Services Fair and the ISET International Security Technology and Services Fair are held concurrently with IDET. This is a unique opportunity for the presentation of all components of the integrated rescue system. The Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic, the Police of the Czech Republic, the Customs Administration of the Czech Republic, the State Material Reserves Administration of the Czech Republic, the Prison Service of the Czech Republic and the Brno Municipal Police will present themselves in Hall F. Companies such as TATRA TRUCKS, THT Polička or Truck Servis Čáslav will be present. The Czech family-owned company Hraspo in cooperation with MEIKO is bringing to PYROS its revolutionary TopClean M technology for reliable cleaning and disinfection of respiratory protection equipment.

Opening hours and admission

The IDET, PYROS and ISET security fairs are open from 9am to 5pm on 24 and 25 May. On the first two days of the expo, admission is only open to persons over 16 years of age. On Friday 26 May, the expo is open from 9am to 4pm. Tickets are available at best prices from www.idet.cz. The PYROS and ISET fairs run until Saturday 27 May, when a programme for the public will be organised under the title Safety Day: Rescuers to Children. On that day, the exposition of the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic and the Army of the Czech Republic will also be open, and demonstrations of equipment and interventions will continue in the IDET Arena.


Date: 23 May 2023 21:42:00

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