MSPO 2009 , Kielce, Poland
17th International Defence Industry Exhibition

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KIA Motors Korean Defense Company at MSPO 2009
 
Wednesday, 02 September 2009, 12:07
 
KIA Motors wants to increase his network distribution in East Europe.
 
At MSPO 2009, the Korean Defense Company KIA Motors presents the full range of his production. KIA Motors wants to increase his network distribution East Europe. Since 1976, KIA Motors is an important is an important supplier of military vehicles for the Korean armed forces. Kia Motors has specialized in the production of military vehicles with variants and other transportation equipment and has made a major contribution to the enhancement of combat readiness posture of the Republic of Korea by supplying them as a sole maker of military vehicles designated by Korean Government since 1976, when Kia Heavy Industry Co., Ltd was established. Twenty five years of experience in production of military vehicles has virtually turned Kia Motors into a specialist in Defense-related transportation equipment. It soon established a solid reputation for reliability, high quality and technology in worldwide military vehicles needs. As a new breed of the conventional jeep, the KM420 Utility Vehicle has become the standard light vehicle of the Korean Armed Forces since 1997. The vehicle has a independent suspension at front, shifting gear from 4x2 to 4x4 wheel drive, power steering, AM/FM radio and steel door. All built on a rugged ladder frame chassis that meets the latest U.S. Federal Motors Vehicle Safety Standards(FMVSS No. 208), providing a solid foundation for military operations in all weather and terrain conditions. KM421 NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle (improvised), KM422 Tow Missile Launcher Carrier, KM423 Tow Missile Carrier, KM424 106mm Recoilless Rifle Carrier and KM425 K-4 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher Carrier which are the variants of KM420 standard jeep are under development and were in mass production at the end of 2001.
The KM45 Series of 4x4 Trucks are designed to be used on all types of roads, highways and cross-country terrain. They will ford hard-bottom water crossings to a depth of 760mm. These vehicles are equipped with a six cylinder 115ps diesel engine, a five-speed transmission and a two-speed transfer case which transmits power to the front and rear axle. Transmission and transfer case speed ranges are selected manually through a shifting lever in the operator's compartment. The vehicle cab has a removable canvas paulin. All truck models are equipped with a 24V electrical system and electrically operated wiper motors, and also E.M.I(Electro Magnetic Interference) suppression.

 

 

MSPO 2009 , Kielce, Poland
17th International Defence Industry Exhibition

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Cooperation with Metalexport-S and AMZ Kutno.
 
Tuesday, 01 September 2009, 23:08
 
Ukraine with the Defense Company Metalexport-S and the Polish Defense Company AMZ Kutno, ready for cooperation for future tenders in all over the world.
 
Large representation of Ukraine, at the Defense Exhibition MSPO 2009. For the first time in its history, visitors can see at MSPO an Ukrainian military vehicle, the BTR-3 EM1, a wheeled combat infantry armored vehicle. Ukrainian company METALEXPORTS-S joins companies of Polish defense to answer to the new tenders in all over the world. One of the first projects of this association between the Ukraine and Poland relates to the project of acquisition of wheeled armored vehicle for the Indian army. The wheeled armored vehicle proposed is the TUR, a co-operation between the Ukrainian company Metalexport-S and the Polish company AMZ Kutno which offers a broad range of wheeled armoured vehicle, type TUR and ZUBR.




Metalexport-S in cooperation with AMZ Kutno offer variety of special purpose vehicles as:
- Light tactical vehicles from 3,4 t
- Armored vehicles up to 17t
- Ambulance
- Other special vehicles
Besides standard models such as TUR1, TUR2, TUR3, ZUBR the two companies in joint venture can offer solutions tailored to the specific requirements of customers from all parts of the world owing to the wide range of original and patented designs and continuous R&D program. Upon request Metalexport-S and AMZ Kutno can install any engines, transmission, obervation devices, weapon systems selected by the future user. High quality of hese vehicles is secured by the implementation of the tough quality assurance procedures according to ISO 9001:2000, NCAGE and AQAP 2110:2003.
 

 

MSPO 2009 , Kielce, Poland
17th International Defence Industry Exhibition

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Artillery Battalion of 155 mm self-propelled howitzer REGINA
 
Tuesday, 01 September 2009, 21:32
 
The new command post tracked armoured vehicle for artillery battalion REGINA, joint venture with the Polish Company HSW and the German Company FFG.
 
As every year the MSPO is a significant event for the Polish companies which wish to present their last technological innovations of armament and armored vehicles. The Polish Company HSW presents for the first time to the public, three new vehicles: A tracked command post armored vehicle, a new version of mine launching system mounted to a truck and a tracked vehicle self-propelled mortar carrier. The command vehicle made following a request of the Polish army for a command post tracked armoured vehicle for the artillery troops, which could be used on the level of the command of an artillery battalion, up to the level of command of artillery battery. This new vehicle is based on the chassis of the Russian MT-LB tracked armored vehicle, but with a new group of propulsion and an upgraded troop’s compartment. The design of the vehicle is based on an association of Polish company HSW for the troop’s compartment, and the German company FFG for the motorization of the vehicle. This vehicle could be used within the framework of the new concept of artillery battalion REGINA, which is composed at the basic level with new self-propelled howitzer tracked armored vehicle 155 mm KRAB, recently adopted by the Polish army.
 

 

MSPO 2009 , Kielce, Poland
17th International Defence Industry Exhibition

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Exhibition of the Polish Armed Forces
 
Monday, 31 August 2009 13:45
 
MSPO 2009 will be accompanied by an Exhibition of the Armed Forces. This year's exhibition, held under the motto "Professional Soldiers - Professional Equipment", is organized by the Inspectorate of Support for the Armed Forces in co-operation with the Land Forces.
 
The same as in previous years, MSPO will be accompanied by an Exhibition of the Armed Forces. This year's exhibition, held under the motto "Professional Soldiers - Professional Equipment", is organized by the Inspectorate of Support for the Armed Forces in co-operation with the Land Forces. Visitors to this year's Kielce exhibition held as August passes into September will have an opportunity to view state-of-the-art armaments and military equipment (UiSW) being used by the Armed Forces, e.g. wheeled armoured vehicles ROSOMAK, engineering equipment, antiaircraft artillery and missile systems, reconnaissance systems and logistics equipment. The Land Forces will show, among other things, various versions of the ROSOMAK armoured vehicle, missile launcher LANGUSTA, mine plough BOZENA, antiaircraft artillery system LOARA, as well as the reconnaissance and interference system PRZEBISNIEG. At the same time, logistics professionals will present a camp made up of pneumatic tents, military equipment repair workshop, prototype of a field bath, field water storage tank and the armoured version of the vehicle STAR 944.
The exhibition will also include stands prepared by the Research and Implementation Centres operating as part of the Inspectorate of Support for the Armed Forces. Specialists of the Military Uniform Research and Implementation Centre will show the latest trends relating to the uniforms and equipment for Polish soldiers, while the Military Food Research and Implementation Centre will present methods of testing and certifying food and relevant equipment to be used by the Polish Armed Forces.
After a few years' break, in addition to the static exhibition, visitors will have an opportunity to watch a demonstration of soldiers' practical skills. On the first day of the fair, as part of the dynamic presentation, various methods of evacuating damaged equipment from the battle field will be shown by logistics subunits. Among the exhibited operations will be loading a PT-91 tank onto a low-clearance carrier, evacuation of a damaged BWP infantry vehicle by means of a technical vehicle WZT-3, as well as loading a reconnaissance vehicle Skorpion onto a self-loading platform. The dynamic presentation will be carried out in conditions imitating real military operations, with special simulation equipment being used.
The exhibition features all the aspects of military equipment: beginning with tanks, helicopters, armament systems, communication equipment, radars, reconnaissance systems, rifles, and finishing with military footwear.

 

 

MSPO 2009 , Kielce, Poland
17th International Defence Industry Exhibition

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MSPO not only Defense Exhibition, but also Security interests
 
Monday, 31 August 2009, 13:27
 
Poland's largest exhibition of modern equipment and armaments being used by the Polish Armed Forces, evacuation of damaged fighting vehicles from the battle field, dynamic demonstrations of training operations carried out by military subunits preparing for their missions in Afghanistan and Chad, National Exhibitions of the Vysehrad group countries, scientific conferences and trade seminars.
 
All these things will be put on display during the 17th International Defence Industry Exhibition to take place in Kielce from 31st August to 3rd September 2009, which is one of Europe's most important and largest military fairs. Over 300 exhibitors from 25 countries will use nearly 20,000 square metres of exhibition space during the MSPO 2009 Exhibition. This year's exhibition will be held under the auspices of the minister of national defence, Bogdan Klich, who will officially open the Exhibition.
The Exhibition is accompanied by the 15th International Logistics Fair LOGISTYKA, which will feature dynamic demonstrations of support operations carried out by our soldiers in their missions as well as the key elements indispensable for ensuring logistic support for the military contingent operating in foreign countries, in demanding terrain and climatic conditions, e.g. field kitchen KPZ 170, container kitchen, refrigerating container, water tanks, field filling station MPS based on long-distance pipelines, as well as uniforms, medical equipment and materials, communication and computer-aided command systems, equipment for the Fire Brigade, Civil Defence, as well as special equipment for the Boarder Guards and Police.

 

 

MSPO 2009 , Kielce, Poland
17th International Defence Industry Exhibition

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At the MSPO exhibition the crisis is nowhere to be seen
 
Monday, 31 August 2009, 13:15
 
The 17th International Defence Industry Exhibition scheduled for this year will be held with several billion zlotys of budget cuts in the defence ministry. What will be the impact of this situation on the number of exhibitors and on the scale and size of the exhibits?
 
We can hardly expect to remain intact in the time of economic slowdown, as the domestic defence industry is practically dependent upon two purchasers, i.e. the defence ministry and the ministry of interior and administration, with their budgets intended for technological upgrade being substantially reduced. The volume of production achieved by the domestic defence industry in the time of prosperity has not been maintained. Fortunately, however, the Armed Forces have not entirely given up purchasing equipment, armaments and other facilities for building a professional army. A moment of hesitation as to whether it is worth participating in the Exhibition or nor has also been experienced by Bumar. Eventually, a positive decision was made. Those participating in this exhibition realize that this is an investment in their future. And, as I see it, this is a wise decision. In fact, the exhibitors has increased their chance for success to be made once the slowdown has gone. Important is also the fact that it is easier for our defence companies to show their products in Kielce rather than at such events held abroad, where the price of one square metre of exhibition space is a few times higher. There are also additional costs relating to flights, transport of equipment, not to mention the hotel prices, which in London, Paris or Abu Dhabi are at least twice as high as in Kielce. Therefore the space leased at the International Defence Industry Exhibition 2009 will be only slightly smaller than in previous years. The difference will practically be hardly perceivable. What is smaller is the number of exhibitors, as some of the smaller-size companies have given up.
 
 
As befits one of Europe's largest and most important defence industry exhibitions.
 
The third largest exhibition project of this kind on the Old Continent, after those in Paris and London. And it wasn't long ago that MSPO was a fair event of slight importance in Europe, inferior in size to the exhibitions held in the Czech Republic and Turkey. Our fair event is very well-known across the world. We receive delegations from China, South Korea, India, Algeria, and many other far off countries. Each year the exhibition is also visited by professionals and military people representing the Polish Army, Police, Polish Government, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Interior and Administration, as well as foreign delegations, military attachés accredited to Poland, ambassadors and representatives of institutions and organizations related to national defence and security.
 
 
What is this promotion due to?
 
Not long ago, the Polish Army was the second largest in the Warsaw Pact in terms of the number of soldiers. Since the transformations started, this number has decreased, though the role we play, this time in NATO, is still of great importance. The more so, as on the eve of the professionalization of the armed forces , with the ongoing upgrade process, the army is using increasingly better and modern equipment. And it is due to the modernization of the army, with the obsolete equipment being replaced with new one and with the large-scale offset contracts being concluded, that many defence sectors from a wide range of countries started regarding Poland as a lucrative market for their products. Credit for the large scale of the Kielce MSPO fair should be given to the Polish Army, which is a good and long-term customer of many domestic and foreign companies. Adopting our army to NATO standards and contemporary requirements will involve new investments, which means that companies co-operating with the army can expect many contracts.
This year, despite the date of the MSPO fair almost coinciding with the London fair, we receive delegations from across the world. The Kielce fair also provides an excellent venue for international meetings held by defence industry professionals intending to establish business contacts with our neighbours in central and eastern Europe.
 
 
In your opinion each fair event has its special character. In what way then, in spite of the problems resulting from the crisis, will this year's fair be different from that held last year?
 
I’m very happy to see our army this year resuming the tradition, which, by the way, accompanies all events of this kind; the so called dynamic presentations. This is a practical exercise for commanders and individual soldiers, while for fair participants it is an excellent opportunity to present the changing character of the Polish army, its modern equipment and increasingly high skills, which enables Polish soldiers to effectively accomplish their missions in the most demanding operational surroundings.
This year the exhibition prepared by the Armed Forces will be held under the motto "Professional Soldiers – Professional Equipment”. This exhibition is organized by the Inspectorate of Support for the Armed Forces. The visitors will have an opportunity to watch a demonstration of the soldiers' practical skills. On the first day of the exhibition, as part of the dynamic presentation, special skills will be presented by soldiers of logistics subunits, which will show many ways in which damaged equipment can be evacuated from the battle field. Among the actions to be watched will be loading a damaged PT-91 tank onto a low-clearance carrier, evacuating a damaged armoured fighting vehicle BWP by means of a WZT-3 vehicle, as well as loading a patrol vehicle Skorpion onto a self-loading platform.
 
 
MSPO is also accompanied, which has also become a tradition, by a whole range of seminars and conferences. Will it also be so this year?
 
Yes, it will. However, we are planning a few changes as compared with such events held in the past. For many years, each MSPO fair has had its leading country. In 2008, a national exhibition was prepared by Sweden. So far, at MSPO we have seen national exhibitions of Germany, France, Israel, as well as the United States, whose exhibition organized in 2007 brought together tens of companies offering products such as the famous helicopter Black Hawk. This year the organizers will be the Vysehrad Group countries. Earlier, especially when the leading country was the Unites States, many conferences were planned. There were even too many of them, considering the amount of time the visitors could use. They are currently organized on such a large scale, in addition o being so attractive, that the visitors would like to attend as many as possible. Most of the military staff come for one day only. No wonder that they don't want to spend half of this day at a conference.
This is why, in spite of there being so many interesting conferences also this year, they will be held successively, so that the visitors will not experience kind of dissociated personality making a decision which to choose: a tour of the exhibition halls featuring equipment produced by defence companies and utilized by our army or participation in a conference. Personally, what makes me happy is the fact that last year we resumed the tradition of conferences at which discussions were held by officials of the defence ministry and representatives of military equipment producers. It turned out that there was too little time allocated for such discussion. What has been planned for the second day of the exhibition MSPO 2009 (during the first day there are so many important visitors, and directors of companies want to be present at their stands to meet them) is a meeting attended by undersecretaries of state in the Ministry of Defence, Zenon Kosiniak-Kamysz, the Ministry of Economy, Dariusz Bogdan, the Ministry of the Treasury, Krzysztof Hubert Laszkiewicz and representatives of the defence industry.
A novelty of this year’s exhibition will be the presentation of a special award for the best exhibiting company, funded by the President of the Republic of Poland. Moreover, the awarded companies will be invited to the seat of the President to attend the celebrations of the Independence Day held on 11th November, during which the President will personally congratulate the winners.

 
 
The Municipality of Kielce is of the opinion that the MSPO exhibition, which has been organized for 17 years now, has stimulated the development of the Kielce exhibition centre and the city itself. Is it such an important event for the city?
 
We also keep developing the premises of Targi Kielce. Visitors to this year’s MSPO will see a fenced area between the existing halls, in which another exhibition hall will be constructed; with 6,000 square metres of exhibition space, meeting requirements of the 21st century, made of glass and steel, and 12 metres high. This is only the beginning of the planned investment projects. What will be erected together with the hall is a glazed building fulfilling the function of a roofed entrance to the premises. The whole extension project, the value of which has been estimated at about PLN 170 million, also includes the development of a congress centre with a seating capacity of 1,000. The tender procedure will be announced in the autumn. The third stage will be the construction of a multi-layer car park for 380 vehicles, the capacity of which will be further extended to accommodate about 800 vehicles. What is being remade is also junctions and access roads – the city has received financial resources to cover these expenses from the UE – to the premises. In a year or two, the multi-level junctions will make it possible to exit the Kielce ring road and safely reach the premises.
 
Interview with Andrzej Mochon, President of Targi Kielce.

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