Display of the Ministry of Defence and the Army of the Czech Republic
An integral part of this year's IDET 2019 International Defence and Security Technologies Fair will be traditionally also the display of the Ministry of Defence and the Army of the Czech Republic. This time he will have two main motifs based on this year's round jubilees. A part of the display will focus on the 20th anniversary of the Czech Republic's accession to the North Atlantic Alliance, another part will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the General Staff of the Czech Army.
The Defence Ministry will "occupy" Hall P and the adjacent open area K. The interior of the display will present the current and future equipment of the Army of the Czech Republic under the heading "20 years in NATO". You can see for example the Pandur wheeled armoured vehicle in command-staff modification or Iveco light armoured vehicles. 100 years of the General Staff of the Czech Army will be represented by historical equipment headed by a model of the Spitfire air fighter in real-life size or by products of Czech armament manufaturers, which were in service with the Czechoslovak army in the period between the two world wars. As part of the supporting programme in Hall P, the military artistic ensemble Ondráš will also perform and a discussion with military photographers will be staged.
The programme of the outdoor part of the display will be dominated by dynamic demonstrations, especially the demonstration of handling of transport containers (for example loaded with Iveco light defence vehicle) or a model renewal of the mobility of a humanitarian convoy by means of the Czech Army equipment. A complete novelty in the programme will be the presentation of activities of military dog trainers, and special show performances will be given by motorcycle units of the Castle Guard. On the open area adjacent to Hall K there will also be a static demonstration of the Czech Army workshop and repair activities, including M-171Š and W3-A Sokol helicopters or Tatra trucks with the RBS-70 anti-aircraft set and PRAM mortar. In addition, visitors will see the equipment available to field hospital paramedics in foreign missions and will be free to take a test to detect malignant melanoma.
The display will also include tents devoted to the recruitment for the Czech Army and Active Reserves, and the Brno Community Centre for War Veterans and the Military Solidarity Fund will present their activities as well. And last but not least, the travelling exhibition “The Second Life” will be a part of the defence ministry's display, which represents, for the fourth time already, the daily life of members of the Czech Army serving in foreign missions.