In recent years a number of countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) have launched comprehensive modernisation efforts for their armed forces. Many projects, the goal of which is to enhance the operational and combat capabilities of the forces, enabling them to operate on the modern battlefield, are implemented with significant assistance from the German defence industry. The German Government and numerous defence companies play a role as suppliers of modern weapon systems and as partners for the local industry.
The IDET International Defence and Security Technologies Fair will be held on an irregular date of 20–22 October 2021. The move has been decided by the management of BVV Trade Fairs Brno, in agreement with the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic and the Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic. The reason is the ongoing uncertainty in the development of the covid-19 pandemic in the first half of this year. The new dates do not collide with any similar sectoral event in the Czech Republic or abroad.
The importance of the defence and security capacities of the state always grows in difficult times. That is why it is of utmost importance to continue modernizing the armed forces and investing in high-quality equipment. A major show of innovations in the defence and security industry in the region of Central Europe is the IDET trade fair held in Brno. The PYROS and ISET trade fairs will take place concurrently. Once again, all components of the integrated rescue system will be presented.
The IDET International Defence and Security Technologies Fair ranks among the most important shows held in NATO countries. At the same time, it is unique for its connection, concurrently with PYROS and ISET fairs, to a comprehensive presentation of the Integrated Rescue System. This year's security fairs presented exhibits of a total of 534 companies from 35 countries and documented the growing strength of the Czech defence industry. Over the first three days 26 thousand visitors passed through the gates of the Exhibition Centre; on Saturday, there was an event for the general public called Safety Day - Rescuers for Children, which welcomed about 10000 visitors.
The IDET International Defence and Security Technologies Fair confirms its importance also with the large presence of foreign exhibitors.
IDET, PYROS and ISET security fairs enjoy special attention from experts and important political stakeholders. Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Andrej Babiš, attended their opening for the first time in history.
Javelin continues to evolve as the world’s most versatile and lethal close-combat weapon system. The shoulder-fired anti-tank missile is advancing to platform mounted capabilities, offering the warfighter a highly mobile, combat-proven weapon.
Lockheed Martin’s High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) is a lightweight, highly mobile wheeled variant of the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) family of launchers. HIMARS carries a single six-pack of Guided MLRS Unitary or Alternative Warhead rockets, or one Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missile, on a 5-ton truck chassis. Additionally, HIMARS will also fire the developmental Extended-Range GMLRS rocket and the Precision Strike Missile (PrSM).