The Egypt Defence Expo (EDEX) in New Cairo showcased the latest defense industry technology from November 29 to December 2, 2021.
EDEX is the first international defense exhibition in Egypt covering defense technologies. The exhibition was organized by Clarion Defence and Security Events, in cooperation with the Egyptian Armed Forces and Ministry of Military Production.
The show, which drew about 400 exhibitors from 42 countries and more than 30,000 visitors, was postponed from 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s viewed as an opportunity to exchange experiences among global and local actors concerned with the manufacture of defense systems and military technology.
“After hitting its goal with more than 400 exhibitors at EDEX 2021, Egypt is moving to more specialized defense exhibitions, and the naval expo to be held is in accordance with all the country’s efforts to boost its naval and maritime capabilities,” said Ahmad Eliba, a defense expert at the Egyptian Center for Strategic Studies.
Named after the ancient Egyptian goddess of the sky, the Egyptian-made Nut drone debuted at the EDEX. The drone, co-produced by the Arab Organization for Industrialization and the Military Technical College, can perform day and night tactical reconnaissance missions employing electro-optical technology.
Sinai-200 also was on display. It is the first Egyptian infantry fighting vehicle produced by the Egyptian Ministry of Military Production. Sources: Aljazeera.net, Al Ahram, Reuters
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