// Editorial by President of the Managing Board of Government Agency Alan
For centuries Croatia has rich military tradition and experience in production of weapons. Already in the IX th century Croatian early prince Domagoj and his bowmen were known for their light and manoeuvrable boats which represented fearful naval force of that time controling areas of the eastern Adriatic coast.

The oldest Croatian Naval shipyard Kraljevica was established in 1725. for the production of military ships.
 
In the XVII th century a scholar Faust Vrančić invented parachute and performed the first parachute jump.

In XIX th century Ivan Lupis-Vukić invented first torpedo in Rijeka where was established the factory for torpedo production.

The rich tradition of the Croatian inventive spirit and ability to produce the most demanding combat system is reflected in recent history when the factory " Đuro Đakovic " made ​​battle tank M – 84 of excellent performances and the factory " Rade Koncar " produced missile system S - 10 CRO .
 
Factory " HS Produkt " annually designs, manufactures and sells more than a few million pieces of gun type HS or XD , and the factory " Sestan Busch " more than 500 000 helmets . Other manufacturers such as companies " Metallic " and " PROMRAD " produce Hand Granade Launcher  RBG - 6 and Sniper Rifle 20 mm . The company " DOK-ING " manufactures machinery for mining, shipyards "Kraljevica " , " Greben " , '' Brodosplit '' , '' Viktor Lenac '' and '' Adria-Mar " various types of patrol boats , fast missile corvettes , mine sweepers , transport boats and transport logistics ships.

The above mentioned products were exported to Argentina, Austria, Australia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, UAE, Kuwait, Poland, Bulgaria, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and number of other countries.

In recent years Croatian export in defense industry sector has been growing steadily and exceeds 500,000,000.00 $.

Expert knowledge , experience and skilled labor guarantee the high quality applied in Croatian defense industry which is confirmed trough realized exports to the most prestigious export markets of developed countries.
 
Croatian constructors and inventors are inexhaustible source of new original solutions which makes our products competitive and successful in the world.


Ivica Nekić
President of the Managing Board

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