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International Defence Industry Exhibition
2 - 5 September 2013
Video show Report at MSPO 2013
|Thursday, September 5, 2013, 11:55 AM|
|MSPO International Defence Industry Exhibition 2013 Video show report N°2.|
Army Recognition walks you around the biggest Central European defense exhibtion: MSPO held in Kielce, Poland. Reporting from Poland, Xavier brings you the main topics and innovations of the event. Summary under the video.
MSPO 2013 Show Report
Air defense is still the big topic of the day with MBDA Germany presenting the MEADS solution. The Medium Extended Air Defense System is developed by Germany, Italy, and the United States, MEADS is a ground-mobile air and missile defense (AMD) system intended to replace Patriot systems in the United States and Germany, and Nike Hercules systems in Italy. MBDA is in charge for the German and Italian parts and Lockheed Martin for the US.
The system to provide full 360-degree coverage against air threat. The MEADS system is offered to Poland that is seeking to acquire an anti-missile air defense capability.
Then Lockheed Martin explains and deploys for us a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) vehicle. This Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) is on a wheeled chassis, the HIMARS is the newest member of the MLRS launcher family. HIMARS carries a single six-pack of rockets or one ATACMS and is employed by the Marine Corps and the US Army. As seen in the video the HIMARS was engaged in combat in Afghanistan.
We also visit the stands of the guest nation this year at MSPO: Turkey