Czech companies in full armour
Czech armament manufacturers have been successful in foreign markets in recent years, and the value of their exports has regularly exceeded 15 billion crowns per year since 2015. Their strong position will be reaffirmed also by this year's IDET, which will not be missed by virtually any of important members of the Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic. Most companies are also expanding their presentation, an example being the largest company Czechoslovak Group that took 500 square meters two years ago, while for this year it has already booked 800 square meters plus more than 600 square meters in the outdoor area. Other big names will feature Česká Zbrojovka, EVPÚ Defence, Glomex MS, Omnipol, VOP CZ, SVOS. LOM PRAHA and others. The fair once again attracts companies that have missed some of its seasons in the past. An example is PRAGA-Export, which has announced the presentation of a new car with a trailer.
A stand of record-breaking dimensions is being prepared this year by the Military Technical Institute [Vojenský technický ústav]. For the first time, it exhibits not only inside the hall, but also in the outdoor area, where it will present new antenna masts. Current projects and new technologies of defence research and development will be presented, for example, by a modernised Biobox for the transport of fatally infected persons or upgraded weapon systems including a 60 mm gun mortar.
Newcomers to IDET include the company Nimrod – Ivo Štorek, which will introduce new sniper rifles, automatic rifles and the latest range of riflescopes. The première will also be had by the industrial X-ray device manufacturer ELEDUS. In its display, you will see a new compact SCIOX Security X-ray Scanner for searching for covert listening devices and checking mail or luggage. On the contrary, none of the previous seasons was skipped by the company ORITEST with a range of personal protective sprays and products for detecting the presence of combat chemical and industrial toxic substances.
Innovations for this year's season have been announced by both large and smaller exhibitors across all industries. For example, the company Aliter Technologies will introduce its VIMA virtual mast that replaces classical mechanical masts. The manufacturer of radar equipment and airport survey and landing radars T-CZ will showcase its new SIMON monitoring system and its recently completed LVA antenna. The company Olympus Czech Group will boast its new instrument for visual control of hard-to-reach areas with UV and IR illumination. The company NIDES will bring, among other items, a new model of its remotely controlled teleMAX robot for pyrotechnic applications. The best exhibits will again compete for the prestigious Gold IDET award.