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December 1st, 2021

Egypt Plans to Buy Ukrainian ATGMS

Egypt is considering the purchase of advanced anti-tank guided missile system “Skif”, an export variant of the Ukrainian ‘Stugna-P’, and Corsar light portable missile systems. “We have been invited by…

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NEXTER Seeks to Grow North African Market Share

French defence firm Nexter, is showcasing its wide portfolio of defence equipment at the exhibition and is eyeing gaining further traction in…

Egyptian Navy Shipyard Eyes Growing Market for RHIB

The Egyptian Navy Shipyard is confident of orders from regional navies for its RHIB (8500). “We are receiving requests for these RHIB…

Russian Helicopters Bullish on Egyptian Prospect

Russian Helicopters is bullish on market prospects for its products in Egypt, where operators have experienced the ruggedness and reliability of Russian…

AIRBUS Eyes Mena Market for Tactical Communication Systems

Airbus is showcasing its growing range of tactical communication systems at the ongoing EDEX. Buoyed by the growing market response for such…

Hanwa Defence K9A1 SPH, REDBACK IFV Make North African Debut

South Korea’s Hanwha Defence is displaying the upgraded K9A1, an improved version of its classic 155mm/52-calibre K9 Self Propelled Howitzer (SPH) at…

Egypt and Algeria push for Closer Military Ties

A high-level military delegation from Algeria is at EDEX 2021, hoping to zero in on weapons for potential purchase and to discuss…

Egypt Showcases Military Power

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi opened the second edition of the Egypt International Defence and Military Industries Exhibition,EDEX 2021. Prime Minister Mostafa…

Egypt Unveils Indigenously-made Military Drone

Egypt is presenting, for the first time at EDEX, a totally home-made military drone dubbed “Nut”. The reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle can…

DSEI Japan Postponed Due to COVID Concerns

The DSEI Japan has been postponed to a later date following an immediate travel ban by the Japanese government in view of…

Jadara Upbeat on MENA Prospects

Jordanian defence firm Jadara is showcasing its growing portfolio of defence equipment at the ongoing EDEX 2021. On display is the Remote-Controlled…

Russia Makes Heads Turn with Growing Portfolio of UAVs

Russia is promoting its Orlan-10E and Orion-E drones with an eye on the African market at the ongoing EDEX. While China has…

Almaz-Antey Eyes Egyptian SAMS Demand

Keeping in mind Egypt’s requirement for air defence systems, defence major Almaz-Antey is showcasing its Antey-4000 and S-350 Vityaz long-range anti-aircraft missile…

Egypt Keen on Indian Tejas LCA

India’s state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, which makes the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas fighter, has offered to establish a manufacturing unit in…

Searanger Guns for Egyptian Navy by End 2024

Egypt expects to take delivery of an undisclosed number of Searanger 20 mm naval guns from the United States from end 2024.…

Egyptian Navy Strengthens Submarine Capability

The Egyptian Navy has taken delivery of all four Type 209/1400mod submarines from Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, providing a substantial increase in its…

Good Progress in Spanish-Egypt RWS Project

Spanish company Escribano Mechanical & Engineering (EM&E) has started trials of its remote controlled weapon systems (RWS) on Egyptian military’s armoured vehicles…

Egypt Growing Defence Industry Base

Sustained investments into growing Egypt’s defence industrial base are bearing results, with a growing number of indigenously developed platforms and upgrades to…

Pakistan’s GIDS Want to Enhance Global Footprint

Pakistan’s state-owned defence firm Global Industrial & Defence Solutions (GIDS) is participating at EDEX 2021 to showcase its defence products and highlight…

Egypt Keen on E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

EDEX 2021 assumes added importance for Northrop Grumman as Egypt is currently in discussions with the United States to acquire the company’s…

Egyptian Air Force Upgrading GE F110-100 Engines for F-16 Fleet

The Egyptian Air Force is upgrading its F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets under the Pacer Pharaoh Programme, which has increased the mission…

Egypt Eyes K9 Thunder SPH

South Korean defence firm Hanwha Defence’s K9 Thunder, a 155mm / 52 caliber Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH) is said to be one of…

EDEX Presents a Perfect Opportunity for Partnerships

As the second edition of the Egypt Defence Expo (EDEX 2021) opens, defence and military industries are eyeing a bigger slice of…

UAE’S Edge Group Targets MENA Market

United Arab Emirates (UAE) based EDGE Group, which has rapidly emerged as one of the leading defence firms in the region, is…

INTERNATIONAL DEBUT FOR PAKISTAN’S SHAHPAR-II ARMED DRONE

The Shahpar-II armed Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is making its international debut at the ongoing EDEX. The…

RUSSIAN HELICOPTERS HOPING FOR FURTHER INROADS INTO NORTH AFRICAN MARKET

With the Middle East and North Africa having one of the world’s largest fleets of Russian and Soviet-made rotorcraft, Russian Helicopters is…

Naval Group and Egypt, a Longstanding and Successful Partnership

Naval Group is proud of its long-term partnership with the Egyptian Navy and naval shipyards. With seven latest generation combat ships already…

EGYPT GIVING TEETH TO ITS HELICOPTER FLEET

Egypt is quietly building up its helicopter fleet by both upgrading the ageing units and purchasing new helos. The country’s existing Boeing…

DIMDEX 2022 TO CONNECT GLOBAL MARITIME DEFENCE COMMUNITY

The Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX) will focus on connecting the global maritime defence and security community at the…

EGYPT AND INDIA STRENGTHEN DEFENCE COOPERATION

The Egyptian and Indian armed forces are witnessing closer cooperation than ever before, even as both nations continue to work to further…

SAUDI ARABIA TO ACQUIRE 280 AIM-120C AMRAAMS

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will acquire 280 additional Raytheon AIM-120C Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM). The sale of the advanced…

SCHIEBEL EYES MARITIME SURVEILLANCE MARKET

Austrian unmanned systems manufacturer Schiebel is participating at the ongoing EDEX, seeking market opportunities for its Camcopter S-100 in the maritime surveillance…

EGYPT STRENGTHENING REGIONAL DEFENCE COOPERATION

The Egyptian armed forces are increasing joint training exercises with partner forces to further exchange expertise and enhance military cooperation with militaries…

EGYPT GIVES A FRENCH TOAST

French military exports to Egypt are expected to surge from 2022, with the contract for the acquisition of 30 additional Rafales to…

U.S. Firms Hope to Reverse Egypt’s Recent Arms Purchase Trends

With Egypt diversifying its base of arms suppliers, U.S. defence contractors will be hoping to make a major splash at EDEX 2021…

Leonardo Brings Cutting-Edge Defence Solutions to the Fore

European defence conglomerate Leonardo is presenting innovative solutions that aid in national defence at the ongoing EDEX. A product that has been…

DEMAND FOR ATGM ON THE RISE

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is undergoing rapid militarisationwith a number of intra- and interstate conflicts and terrorist threats…

Nexter Group Opens New Automated Line for NBC Filter Cartridges

Nexter Group subsidiary NBC-Sys recently inaugurated a new fully automated line dedicated to the production of its entire range of NBC (nuclear,…

MBDA’S VL MICA NG to Equip Egyptian Corvettes

The Egyptian Navy is looking forward to receive the first VL MICA NG (New Generation) air defence system from MBDA to equip…

EGYPT HOPES TO GET RAYTHEON-BUILT AMRAAM

The Biden administration’s decision to sell 280 AIM-120C air-to-air missiles to SaudiArabia has kindled hopes in Egypt, which has been eyeing this…

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