Press Release IDEB 2016

Armoured vehicles, tanks, explosives detectors, combat and reconnaissance vehicles, armoured trucks and howitzers as well as wide offer of small arms, ammunition, the latest communication and IT resources, mobile containers, flight simulators, shooting areas, soldier outfits and equipment and other military and police material – all of this will be showcased at the international defence exhibition IDEB, its 6th edition taking place from 10th to 12th May in Incheba Bratislava. The exhibition brings overview of the most modern military technology, at the same time creating a place perfect for mutual discussion, exchange of views and searching for solutions within defence and foreign policy. The total area of 24 000 m2 will present 152 exhibitors from 20 countries (Slovakia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States).

The IDEB exhibition is one of the most important events within the defence area in Central Europe. Taking place only once every two years, the current edition happens to be held during period characterized by increased threat of terrorist attack, which leads to the general motion towards searching for new effective solutions for maintaining security. This years´ IDEB is also important in the context of the historically first Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The fair will be ceremonially opened by overflight of MiG 29 and L-39. In case of favourable weather spectators can look forward to skydive of members of the 5th Special Forces Regiment Žilina from L-410 aircraft. 

The recent shift in military technology development will be demonstrated at the fair by several novelties. One of them is the world premiere of the armoured vehicle ALIGATOR 4x4 MASTER II, whose production was characteristic due to emphasis to include the largest possible proportion of Slovak production companies. Another armoured vehicle, the TIGER, is – beside other purposes – used within the Ministry of Defence as a vehicle for special purpose forces and reconnaissance units. The exhibition will also host Slovak premieres of national products of defence industry, the howitzer EVA (“younger sister” of the self-propelled howitzer ZUZANA 2) and tracked version of artillery techniques called DIANA as a result of Polish – Slovak cooperation in defence industry area. The exhibition will also offer technology for providing information security such as radio bugs micro detector, micro voice recorder (the size of a paper clip), complex protection against interception, private GSM signal transmitter and much more! The best exhibits registered for competition will be awarded with the Grand Prix IDEB 2016 prize.

Current topics in the defence area will be supported by thematic professional programme. During the exhibition the 6th International Scientific Conference on Military and Special Technology will take place. IDEB will be also enhanced with dynamic demonstrations of the Armed Forces SR that include patrol transfer, self-defence samples, detention of a perpetrator by service dog and protection of people in conflicted area. A discussion with military athletes successfully representing Slovakia abroad is also prepared – be ready to meet Anastasia Kuzminova, Matej Tóth and Adam Žampa! IDEB will also host performances of the Military Band AF SR, Guard of Honour AF SR and Czech Republic will be represented by the Army Arts Ensemble Ondráš. 

Opening hours of the exhibition:

10. 5. 9:00 – 18:00 h.

11. 5. 10:00 – 18:00 h.

12. 5. 10:00 – 16:00 h.

Children and teenagers under 15 years are not permitted to enter the halls. They are only allowed to enter the outdoor area of Incheba for showcase of military technology and accompanying programme daily after 14h.

For more information please contact:

Martina Macková
Spokesperson
M + 421 911 100 726
T  + 421 2 6727  3345