Czechia underscores commitment to cooperation with Israel with major pavilionFFFF
Fire arms manufacturer, CZ, is at ISDEF 2017 showcasing its new P10 pistol and next generation BREN assault rifle. 4M, a sister company to CZ, is showcasing it’s cutting edge light-weight body armour, load management, and tactical garment systems.
Other exhibitors include – but not limited to – Holik International, known for its wide range of tactical gloves for armies, Special Forces, and expeditionary forces; Omnipol, the parent company of passive radar innovator and maker ERA; Mesit Defence, makers of communications headsets for land systems and airframes; aero-maintenance company LOM Praha; and, VOP, best known for its light armoured vehicles and ironic cooperation with UAE-based NIMR.
Overheard on the show floor, “the Czech Republic is here to reinforce its aim to build new partnerships in Israel” – presumably, because of the two nations’ rich historical and cultural ties – and perhaps secure offsets. Nevertheless, the presence of the Czech government’s business promotion group Czech Trade and the Czech MOD certainly give meaning to the chosen term, “partnerships.”
Andrew S. Ilan