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Turkey will join this year’s International Defence Industry Exhibition as the Lead Nation, the MSPO organisers write in a press release. The Turkish defence industry presented its capacities at the exhibition in 2013 for the first time.

The Turkish Minister of National Defence, Mr Hulusi Akar, in an official letter to his Polish counterpart Mariusz Błaszczak, emphasised the importance of events dedicated to the defence industry. He assured that many companies representing this economic sector would join the Turkish pavilion at MSPO 2022.

The Lead Nations exhibits have been an indispensable part of the exhibition since 2004. Until now, the European Defence Agency and the following countries have presented their capacities in this format:

  • Germany
  • France
  • Israel
  • Sweden
  • V4 Visegrad Group
  • the UK
  • the USA 
  • Poland (twice)
  • Italy
  • France
  • Norway
  • South Korea
  • Turkey

MSPO will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. According to the organisers MSPO is ranked third among all Europe’s exhibitions, after the Paris and London trade shows. This year’s MSPO is held from 6 to 9 September 2022.