Emirati defense companies are looking forward to displaying their latest products and services by participating under the umbrella of the UAE pavilion at the Egypt International Defense Exhibition (EDEX 2021).
The exhibition will be held from November 29 to December 2, at the Egypt International Exhibition Center. It is the largest event in the military industries sector in Egypt and the African continent. It brings together major local and international companies in the fields of defense and armament (land – sea – air).
The participation of the United Arab Emirates comes within the framework of the brotherly and historical relations with the sisterly Arab Republic of Egypt. Given the importance of this event, the country is participating through a national pavilion that includes about 22 companies and institutions working in the defense and security industries sector. The state pavilion in the exhibition covers an area of about 1,600 square meters, and is considered one of the largest participating pavilions.
The Emirates Defense Companies Council is supervising the country’s pavilion at the Egypt International Defense Exhibition, in cooperation with its strategic partners represented by the Ministry of Defense and the Balance Economic Council.
Matar Ali Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the Emirates Council for Defense Companies, described the exhibition as an important event that brings together the various defense and security sectors from all over the world to exchange ideas and learn about the latest defense and security manufacturing technologies.
He expressed the pride of the Emirates Defense Companies Council in overseeing the regulation of state participation and contributing to creating an atmosphere for dialogue between Emirati defense companies and institutions and their counterparts from around the world.
He added that the defense and security industries sector in the country has been witnessing remarkable progress and escalating growth even during the past year, and participation in this exhibition will allow us to review our success stories in developing this vital sector and research opportunities for cooperation and joint development in order to achieve mutual benefits.
The UAE pavilion includes the platforms of six companies that are members of the Emirates Defense Industries Council: Al Hamra, International Golden Group, Electro Optics Systems, Cable Corp, Atlas Communications, Al Fattan Ship Industry, and Etimad, in addition to a balance of technology and innovation.
The exhibition is also witnessing a wide participation of the Edge Group through the country’s pavilion; The group offers products and solutions for 13 of its companies bearing the “Made in UAE” brand.
Visitors to the exhibition will be introduced to unique products, solutions and services offered by the Edge Group, which is one of the world’s leading organizations in the field of technology development and defense and security manufacturing; These products include autonomous systems, precision-guided munitions, electronic warfare equipment, intelligence, naval and land systems, maintenance, overhaul, repair and training services.
Faisal Al-Bannai, Managing Director and CEO of EDGE Group, expressed the group’s happiness and pride in participating in the Egypt International Defense Exhibition in Cairo.
He said: “We at EDGE look forward to proudly participating in this important event, based on our leadership in developing and manufacturing advanced technological solutions in the defense and civil fields, and in light of the important role we play in the country’s economic growth trends, as well as in promoting global peace and security.”
He affirmed that EDGE will continue its endeavors to align all its operations with the Fourth Industrial Revolution Program (Industry 4.0) in order for the UAE to become a leading global center for future industries and to stimulate exports of products and services.
The number of companies participating in the UAE pavilion in the exhibition is 22 companies, in addition to the Emirates Council for Defense Industries and the Nation Shield magazine specialized in defense and strategic affairs.