Rosoboronexport JSC (part of Rostec State Corporation) will organize a large-scale demonstration of Russian defense products at the Egypt Defense Expo (EDEX) 2021, which will be held from November 29 to December 2, 2021 in Cairo.
“Egypt is Russia’s important strategic partner. Military-technical cooperation between our countries has a long history and is continuously evolving in line with world market trends. Rosoboronexport is ready to continue to cooperate with the Egyptian side in any modern formats and across the entire lineup of military, dual-use and civilian export products,” said Alexander Mikheev, Director General of Rosoboronexport. “At EDEX 2021, we will show high-level representatives of all services of the armed forces of Egypt and other African countries the latest Russian military products and developments and will also hold meetings and negotiations on relevant security issues.”
At EDEX 2021, Rosoboronexport is the organizer of Russia’s single exhibit, within which seven major Russian defense manufacturers will showcase their products for all services of the armed forces in Hall No. 4 of the Egypt International Exhibition Center.
Rosoboronexport’s stand will display 350+ products, including scale models of the Yak-130 combat training aircraft, Mi-35M transport/attack helicopter, Ka-31 radar picket helicopter and the Rubezh-ME coastal defense missile system.
In addition, at the Rosoboronexport stand, Remdiesel will exhibit models of the Typhoon and Tornado armored motor vehicles, Kalashnikov Concern will demonstrate a wide range of small arms, including the Lebedev pistol, Kalashnikov assault rifles including AK-100 and AK-200 series, the most advanced AK-15, AK-19 and AK-308 rifles, as well as the newest PPK-20 submachine gun.
Uralvagonzavod Concern, the world’s largest manufacturer of armored vehicles, will display mock-ups of the T-90MS MBT and the BMPT Terminator tank support fighting vehicle, the bestsellers of the arms market, which are extremely popular in the Middle East and Africa. The Petrovsky Plant will unveil a mock-up of the latest PTKM-1R top-attack anti–tank mine and the Special Technology Center will exhibit the Orlan-10E unmanned aerial vehicles.
“Rosoboronexport notes a marked growth of interest among foreign partners in Russian-made unmanned aerial vehicles. In 2021, the Orion-E reconnaissance/strike UAV was launched to the external market and now we are negotiating its acquisition with more than 10 potential customers. In addition, more than 50 Orlan-10E drones have been delivered to customers this year. We are preparing to launch new models soon, including kamikaze and heavy attack drones,” Alexander Mikheev said.
Rosoboronexport is installing separate stands to demonstrate products from the Almaz-Antey Air and Space Defense Corporation, NII Stali Research Institute, as well as Rostec’s High-Precision Systems, Russian Helicopters, Technodinamika and Roselectronics holding companies.
The Russian defense industry will be represented in Egypt by 1,000+ products. Foreign partners will be shown air defense systems of various ranges, combat and transport aircraft, including IL-76MD-90A(E) military transport and Il-78MK-90A tanker, helicopters, armored vehicles, naval hardware, small arms, as well as a wide range of ammunition.
At EDEX 2021, Rosoboronexport will hold a presentation of the Kornet-EM universal missile system and its crew equipment. The company’s specialists will tell in detail about its characteristics and capabilities, as well as the features of its employment, including in view of combat experience.
As part of the business program of the exhibition, Rosoboronexport will hold meetings and negotiations with representatives of various services and branches of the armed forces of the Ministry of Defense of Egypt and other countries. It is planned to discuss further cooperation in all areas of defense relevant to the region, including countering terrorist groups.