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Strong Czech participation at the 2019 DSEI Global Arms Fair in London

The defence and security industry of the Czech Republic was strongly represented at the DSEI Global Arms Fair in London. A total of 16 participating Czech companies were supported by the Czech Ambassador to the United Kingdom, together with representatives of Czech ministries and the Czech Defence and Security Industry Association. In their presence, a cooperation agreement was signed between a Czech and Israeli company.

The London Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) is one of the world’s leading industry events. Held every two years, it alternates with the Farnborough Aerospace Exhibition. Thanks to the official participation of the Czech Republic, represented by the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade, Czech companies enjoyed substantial representation at DSEI 2019.

“DSEI is a great opportunity to reach potential UK and global clients and partners. Despite Britain leaving the EU, it will remain an important security partner in the future. The UK has the largest defence budget in Europe, already spending more than 2% of GDP today. It even intends to increase this share and is planning a number of new projects in the fields of aviation, naval and, ground forces.  The DSEI provides a space to establish cooperation with other international partners. For example, it is great that already today, a leading Czech cable service manufacturer, Ray Service, is signing a cooperation agreement with Beth-El Israel to locate the production of filter systems for military vehicles to the Czech Republic”, the Czech Ambassador to the United Kingtom Libor Sečka said.  The contract was signed as part of the official program at the Czech stand by Jakub Gabriel, Director of Ray Service, and Jehudah Ferlauer, Head of International Sales and Marketing at Beth-El, in the presence of representatives of the Czech Embassy in London and the State of Israel. Filter systems designed by Beth - El provide chemical, biological, radiation and nuclear air protection for armoured vehicle crews. The signed partnership enables Ray Service to participate in Beth–El’s global projects.


Czech companies which exhibited at the DSEI Czech Republic national pavilion:

Česká zbrojovka and 4M – firearms and ballistic protection

EVPÚ Defence – monitoring and surveillance equipment

MEOPTA Systems – binoculars, sights and optics

MESIT asd – digital intercoms and headsets, aviation instruments

MODELÁRNA LIAZ –precise parts for aviation and defence, and unmanned helicopters

OPTOKON – active and passive components for fibre optics, testers

ORITEST – chemical detectors

RAY SERVICE – cable bundles, advanced electromechanical units

REDO – textile products for the military, police and, armed security forces

Sellier & Bellot – ammunition

STV Group – manufacturing of ammunition, ecological disposal of ammunition

SVOS – armoured civilian and armoured military vehicles

Touchless Biometric Systems – robotic equipment for military technology inspection

TRAAM – ballistic resistance glass

Vojenský technický ústav - services in the field of defence research and innovation

ZEVETA AMMUNITION – special ammunition, pyrotechnics

AOBP – Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic


The DSEI fair is one of the most important international exhibitions in the field of security and defence technologies. It enjoys the official support of the UK Ministry of Defence and, the Department for International Trade. The fair is attended by more than 35,000 participants and 1,600 suppliers from global firms. Those attending include ministers of defence, military and armed forces representatives, and key players from the private sector from around 50 countries from five different continents presented at national pavilions. This year’s event was divided into five key zones: Aerospace, Land, Naval, Security, and Joint where exhibitors presented their latest equipment and systems. Participation in the fair provides companies with an unique opportunity to acquire new business partners, contacts, and expansion into new markets, as well as to maintain and deepen existing business co-operation.


Aleš Opatrný, Head of the Economic and Commercial Section, Embassy of the Czech Republic in London



DSEI 2019