IDEF 2023, which takes place in Istanbul, Türkey from July 25 to 28, is one of the largest events of its kind in the Middle East. The company Excalibur International, which is part of the industrial-technological holding Czechoslovak Group (CSG), will also participate in this year's 16th edition. Excalibur International focuses mainly on large international projects of supply of turnkey solutions or provides logistics and financing of projects in the field of defense and civil industry.
At the IDEF 2023 fair, Excalibur International will present, in the form of detailed models of components, an integrated tactical medium-range ballistic missile system, on which the company is cooperating as a system architect and integrator with the Turkish defense industry and several defense industry companies in the Czech Republic. With this project, Excalibur International, together with its partners, has already succeeded in Indonesia, for example, where in the fall of last year it won a contract for the KHAN ballistic missile system for more than 500 million euros.
The medium-range ballistic missile system has a range of several hundreds of kilometres and can thus effectively attack strategically and tactically important targets, such as command posts, air defense systems, missile and artillery systems, or elements of critical military infrastructure, even deep behind enemy lines area. Thanks to the latest targeting and guidance technologies, the system does not need any additional support of radar systems or meteorological sensors and similar equipment for its operation. All system components, such as launchers, command posts, reloading systems or service support, are placed on Tatra Force chassis produced by Tatra Trucks company. The company will be represented at the IDEF 2023 trade fair by representatives of the Tatra Export company.
IDEF (The International Defense Industry Fair) is a defense industry fair that has been organized every two years by the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation since 1993. This year will be the 16th edition, during which more than 1,000 local and foreign companies will be presented on an area of 120,000 m2 and in 14 halls. In 2021, over 500 Turkish and more than 700 foreign exhibitors from 53 countries presented themselves in Istanbul during the 15th edition. The fair welcomed official delegations from 81 countries and registered 68,795 visitors from 94 countries.