From May 31 to June 2, the traditional exhibition of IDET will be held at the Brno Exhibition Center in the Czech Republic. This year’s biggest event of its kind will include stands of CZECHOSLOVAK GROUP and TATRA TRUCKS, who will present a wide range of products from their portfolios.
The companies from the holding CZECHOSLOVAK GROUP (CSG) form a functional unit, which makes it possible to offer synergic products and services. That is why several of its companies will present their products at IDET 2017, such as TATRA DEFENSE VEHICLE, EXCALIBUR ARMY, EXCALIBUR INTERNATIONAL, KARBOX or MSM GROUP. One of the main products of the CSG exhibition will be the latest version of the Pandur II 8x8 IFV with the Samson Mk II remote-controlled turret produced by TATRA DEFENSE VEHICLE and the BM-21 MT 4x4 rocket launcher by EXCALIBUR ARMY with an all-new fire control system that gives the weapon system a great autonomy in combat operations.
EXCALIBUR ARMY will also show off the RM-70 Vampire 4D rocket launcher and the AM-50 EX bridge layer, both on the TATRA FORCE 8x8 chassis. There will also be a novelty in the form of an upgraded T-72 4 Scarab tank with modern dynamic armor blocks installed. EXCALIBUR INTERNATIONAL will present two models from the CANTAS family of UAVs at IDET 2017. These machines are unique in their vertical launch and landing capabilities and offer a wide range of uses both in the armed forces and in security or rescue units. The Slovak part of the CSG holding will be represented by the MSM Group, which will showcase a full range of ammunition for hand guns and artillery.
IDET 2017 will also host the traditional exhibitor TATRA TRUCKS. The main attraction of the Tatra indoor exhibition will be the TITUS armored vehicle from the MRAP category, in which the Czech Army showed interest and which was created in cooperation with the French weapons manufacturer NEXTER SYSTEMS. The exhibition will also include several versions of TATRA FORCE - a key military product by the company, either with a standard cabin or a four-door one with increased ballistic and anti-mine protection. A special trailer with a Tatra system chassis intended primarily for military applications will also be unveiled.
The current key partners of the CSG holding and TATRA TRUCKS in the field of defense technology and military production include General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS), French manufacturer NEXTER SYSTEMS and Israeli Plasan. At this year's IDET, GDELS will present the latest version of the ASCOD armored vehicle, which is one of the candidates in the tender for a new infantry fighting vehicle for the Czech Army.
IDET, which takes place every two years, is intended as a pro-export platform for the Czech defense and security industry. It is held with the support and participation of the most prominent political and military representatives of the Czech Republic. It’s one of the most momentous events of its kind in Central Europe, as evidenced by the number of exhibitors and visitors. In 2015, 488 exhibitors from 35 countries showcased their products and services at the Brno Exhibition Center. It was attended by several official delegations and army representatives from more than 30 countries, with nearly 30,000 visitors from more than 50 countries and more than 160 accredited journalists.
CZECHOSLOVAK GROUP (abbreviated as CSG) is a holding that builds on the tradition of Czechoslovak industry, supporting and further developing activities of Czech and Slovak companies in the field of defense and civil industrial production. Its portfolio includes manufacturing and sales of specialized vehicles, off road trucks, weapons and weapon systems, ammunition, machinery products for automotive, railway and aerospace industry, brake systems for railed vehicles, as well as road transport and logistics. The group puts a great emphasis on the quality of its products and services, as well as export activities.
In 2015, the companies of CZECHOSLOVAK GROUP generated revenues of 13.6 billion CZK, and they currently have more than 6,000 employees.