Dassault Aviation have shown their support for Egypt Defence Expo (EDEX), confirming their participation as Platinum Sponsor for the second edition of the event.
Last month, Dassault Aviation announced that the Arab Republic of Egypt has decided to purchase an additional 30 Rafale fighter jets to equip its air force.
This new order complements the first acquisition of 24 Rafales signed in February 2015 and will bring the number of Rafales flying under Egyptian colors to 54, making the Egyptian Air Force the second in the world after the French Air Force, to operate such a fleet of Rafales.
This new deal reflects the strategic relation between Egypt and France. Furthermore, it emphasizes also the confidence of the highest Egyptian authorities in Dassault Aviation and their satisfaction with the effective execution of the first contract.
With over 10,000 military and civil aircraft (including 2,500 Falcons) delivered in more than 90 countries over the last century, Dassault Aviation has built up expertise recognized worldwide in the design, development, sale and support of all types of aircraft, ranging from the Rafale fighter, to the high-end Falcon family of business jets, military drones and space systems.
In 2020, Dassault Aviation reported revenues of €5.5 billion. The company has 12,440 employees.
Dassault Aviation joins the growing list of exhibitors signing up for Egypt’s only international tri-service defence exhibition. Confirmed Sponsors to-date include:
• Headline Sponsor: Fincantieri
• Platinum Sponsor: Dassault Aviation
• Platinum Sponsor: MBDA
• Silver Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
• Bronze Sponsor: HENSOLDT
Scheduled for 29 November to 02 December 2021, EDEX will be held under the patronage of His Excellency, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt and The Supreme Commander of the Egyptian Armed Forces.
EDEX is fully supported by Egyptian Armed Forces and presents a brand new opportunity for exhibitors to showcase the latest technology, equipment and systems across land, sea, and air.
Organized by Clarion Defence & Security, EDEX will be held at Egypt International Exhibition Centre, a brand new venue in Cairo. The second edition is expected to attract over 400 exhibitors showcasing the latest technology, equipment and systems across land, sea and air. In addition, over 30,000 industry visitors are expected to attend the show.
EDEX will also host an international military VIP Delegation Program.
With 920,000 military personnel, the largest military power in Africa and one of the leading forces worldwide, Egypt is the ideal setting for a large-scale defence & security event. In addition, Egypt has historically maintained continuous investment in the latest weaponry as a defence strategy and has strengthened national production lines across a range of military complexes.