• UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    MSPO 2017: Watching brief for Thales in Polish UAS programme

    7th September 2017

    Patience is the name of the game for Thales as it awaits a final decision by Poland’s government for the provision of the Watchkeeper X ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    MSPO 2017: Raytheon details Patriot offset

    7th September 2017

    Raytheon has set out more details of its proposed offset solution to Poland, as the US looks to finalise the FMS case for the Patriot ...

  • IMPS - Maritime Security

    MSPO 2017: Shipbuilders continue to position for Orka programme

    7th September 2017

    European manufacturers continue to jostle for Poland’s ongoing Orka programme, which will see a new class of three submarines constructed for the Polish Navy. The ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    MSPO 2017: Shoulder-launched weapons ready to fire

    6th September 2017

    With the Polish Army still utilising a sizeable stock of legacy rocket-propelled grenades (RPG-7s) that are diminishing in capability, there is now a search underway ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    MSPO 2017: Azerbaijani export license a ‘matter of technicality’

    6th September 2017

    The Orbiter 1K loitering munition, manufactured by Israel-based Aeronautics, was on display at the MSPO exhibition and conference just days after an export license to ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    MSPO 2017: Tank killing Rosomaks unveiled

    6th September 2017

    Two new prototype variants of the Polish Army’s Rosomak vehicle are on display at this year’s MSPO, with both demonstrating a potential future requirement from ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    MSPO 2017: Polish T-72 upgrades on display

    6th September 2017

    Polish manufacturer Bumar-Łabędy is using this year’s MSPO exhibition to showcase two upgrade solutions for the Soviet-era T-72 main battle tank; one low-cost refresh and ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    MSPO 2017: Israeli companies seek Polish growth

    5th September 2017

    Poland’s ambitious plans to spend billions of dollars modernising its armed forces has unsurprisingly garnered attention from some of the industry’s leading defence contractors, not ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    MSPO 2017: Raptor hoverbike draws attention

    5th September 2017

    Defence shows and exhibitions often showcase unexpected platforms or designs to the visiting public and VIPs, occasionally presenting a system or technology that flies in ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    MSPO 2017: The future of Polish MBT fleet

    5th September 2017

    Poland plans to upgrade its soviet-era tanks and acquire additional second-hand Leopard 2s while awaiting the introduction of the new generation MBT. According to the ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    MSPO 2017: ​First Krab howitzers delivered

    4th September 2017

    The Polish Army has officially received the first Regina artillery squadron armed with Krab 155mm tracked self-propelled howitzers.  The official handover ceremony took place on ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    MSPO 2017: Rafael pushes Trophy in Eastern Europe

    3rd September 2017

    As Russia continues to modernise its land capabilities and pose a potential threat to the region, countries in the Eastern Europe are looking at boosting ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    MSPO 2017: UK industry eyes partnerships

    1st September 2017

    The UK is eyeing Poland as a potentially lucrative market for its defence and security industry with industry representatives expected to attend and exhibit at ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    MSPO 2017: Poland prepares light vehicle procurement

    31st August 2017

    After years of neglect the Polish Army is finally putting effort into modernising its fleet of 4x4 light all-terrain vehicles.  The force has set up ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    MSPO 2017: Aeronautics showcasing UAS duo

    30th August 2017

    With its unmanned systems deployed by Polish armed forces for more than 12 years, Israel-based Aeronautics looks to be adding increased emphasis in its operations ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    MSPO 2017: The Kruk of the matter

    29th August 2017

    Despite the postponed advancement of the Polish attack helicopter requirement, likely related to the delayed ASW/SOF tender, companies are outlining proposed platforms for the much ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    MSPO 2017: Romania pursues ambitious modernisation

    29th August 2017

    In early August the Romanian Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT) took a broad decision to begin large-scale redevelopment of the country’s armed forces, boosting ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    MSPO 2017: ​Artillery to be backbone of Polish Army

    29th August 2017

    Over the next decade the Polish Army will modernise its artillery units, making them a pillar of the nation's security.  One of the most ambitious ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    MSPO 2017: Poland’s slow helicopter purchases continue

    29th August 2017

    The second iteration of the Polish tender to meet urgent requirements for new helicopters for ASW/SAR and special operations forces (SOF) support missions is proving ...

  • IMPS - Maritime Security

    Russian Navy orders Kalashnikov craft

    26th August 2017

    The Russian Navy has placed an order for six BK-16 (Project 02510) fast patrol boats to be manufactured at the Rybinsk Shipyard, a subsidiary of ...

MSPO 2017 Show News

Shephard Media reports from the 25th MSPO international defence exhibition, being held from 5 to 8 September 2017 in Targi Kielce, Poland.

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If you are at the show, make sure to visit our booth at B-58.

To get in touch with the news team, contact:

Richard Thomas: richard.t@shephardmedia.com and @RT_Shephard

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