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Cutting edge UK technologies on show at MSPO 2017 in Poland

Strategic partnership and technology transfer are the UK themes as cutting edge UK defence technologies are on show at MSPO 2017.

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A range of world leading British technologies are being exhibited at the International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO 2017 as the United Kingdom looks to strengthen defence industrial ties with Poland.

Fleur Thomas, Director in the Department of International Trade, Defence and Security Organisation and Jonathan Knott, British Ambassador to Poland, are leading a strong UK delegation.

UK participants are looking to:

  • develop new defence equipment relationships with Polish companies
  • identify innovative solutions to Poland’s future armed forces requirements
  • identify partnerships for industrial cooperation with Polish companies
  • offer technology transfer solutions

Jonathan Knott, British Ambassador to Poland said:

The United Kingdom values the strategic defence relationship with Poland and continues to work with Poland in identifying solutions to the ongoing challenges faced by both countries.

The UK has a long-established track record of offering world-leading value for money capabilities, supported by training and logistic support. Our unique selling point is our commitment to close defence-industrial collaboration, including technology transfer. I am glad that a number of UK exhibitors have already established strong relationships with Polish partners and I look forward to helping others to build similar relationships in the future.

Fleur Thomas, Director in Department for International Trade’s Defence and Security Organisation said:

I am very much looking forward to attending MSPO 2017 and discussing with the Polish government how we can further strengthen our already close defence and security relationship. The UK theme is ‘Partnership’ as during the show I will be encouraging more industrial cooperation and partnerships across the defence and security sectors.

I am committed to encouraging UK and Polish companies to work together more closely in order to build a strong defence and security industrial base for our mutual benefit.

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Published 5 September 2017