At the invitation of the Estonian Defence Industry Support Group of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) and the National Defence Committee of the Riigikogu, 13 companies belonging to the Estonian Defence Industry Association introduce their products at the exhibition opened in the lobby of the Riigikogu Building today.
Margus Tsahkna, the Chairman of the Estonian Defence Industry Support Group that was formed in the Riigikogu yesterday, and Member of the National Defence Committee, said that a large part of the foreign relations of the Riigikogu was related to security, and here the members of the Riigikogu could contribute to creating cooperation opportunities for the Estonian defence industry companies. “In order to introduce something to others, you have to know it well, and you also have to solve the problems that hinder its development at home,” Tsahkna told about the exhibition.
“The Estonian defence industry companies have a lot to offer to the allies,” Tsahkna said. “Our companies are capable of producing equipment from helmets and boots to monitoring equipment and mobile field hospitals. At the same time, in other countries the defence industry is supported by the state, and we also want to show such support to our companies.”
The company Nord Arms introduces a rifle, Bristol Trust shows models of hand grenades, Eesti Arsenal models of M-14 and 81 mm mines, and Marduk Technologies SHARK anti-drone laser system. ELI presents a multirotor drone, and Englo shows blasting devices, measuring devices and detectors. Rantelon exhibits drone jammers and direction detectors, and Milrem the unmanned ground vehicle Themis.
Provider of security systems Defendec and supplier of medical equipment Semetron are also represented. Profline shows samples of military clothing, Tactical Foodpack shows its foodpacks, and Samelin military boots.
Before the exhibition, the National Defence Committee and the defence industry companies will hold a discussion that will be moderated by Chairman of the Estonian Defence Industry Support Group Margus Tsahkna.
The members of the press are invited to the opening of the exhibition at 12.30, where the members of the National Defence Committee will comment the discussion.
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