Rostec State Corporation and its holding companies are taking part in EDEX 2018, the first defense exhibition in Egypt. Held in Cairo in Egypt International Exhibition Center from December 3 through December 5 under the auspices of the President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the exhibition features modern helicopters, armored vehicles and ammunition.
Russian Helicopters Holding Company presents the Ka-52K combat reconnaissance and attack helicopter and the multipurpose Mi-38 helicopter which is one of the most advanced civilian helicopters in the world. Moreover, the holding company’s executives will negotiate with traditional and potential operators of Russian helicopters. After-sales service of previously delivered Russian helicopters will also be discussed, as Africa has one of the world's largest fleets of Russian helicopters.
UralVagonZavod’s enterprises are demonstrating the T-90MS (photo), T-90S, T-72 and T-55 tanks, the BMPT armored fighting vehicle for supporting tanks, the IMR-3M combat engineering vehicle, the BREM-1M armored repair and recovery vehicle, the PTS-4 floating conveyor, the TOS-1A heavy flame thrower system (forming part of the BM-1 combat vehicle and the TZM-T transport-charging vehicle), and a mock-up of the B92S2 engine.
The Scientific-Research Institute for Applied Chemistry is showing mock-ups of smoke grenades and various cartridges to buyers.
“In 2018 Russia and Egypt celebrate the 75th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations. The military and technical partnership of the countries has also lasted for a long time. Egypt became the first Arab country to purchase weapons from the USSR, and it has been one of the key customers buying Russian military equipment and weapons in this region for many years. Today we continue to develop our relations in many industries. Russia's participation in events like EDEX 2018 provides us with new opportunities for cooperation,” said Victor Kladov, Director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy at Rostec.
Rosoboronexport forming part of Rostec is an organizer of the single Russian exhibition featuring products of eleven large Russian manufacturers of weapons and military equipment for all types of armed forces. Rosoboronexport is presenting about 300 samples of modern Russian weapons and military equipment during the forum. This includes fighters, attack helicopters, missile defense systems and air defense missile systems, as well as unmanned systems, ships, etc. In addition, there is the static display of a full-scale specimen of the Ka-52K combat reconnaissance and attack helicopter.
Moreover, Rosoboronexport is presenting aircraft, radio electronic and air defense systems, equipment for the navy, products for land forces, special weapons and the means of combating terrorism and organized crime.
“We are ready to cooperate in all military spheres, including counteracting various terrorist groups. We present most of the latest Russian export products which are currently actively gaining positions on the global weapons market. I am convinced that they will spark great interest of armed forces of Egypt, countries in North Africa and the Middle East, and guests from other regions of the world,” said Alexander Mikheev, CEO of JSC Rosoboronexport.
Rostec is a Russian State Corporation established in 2007 to promote the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products designed for civil and military applications.
The Corporation comprises over 700 organizations that are currently part of eleven holding companies operating in the military-industrial complex and three holding companies working in civilian industry, as well as over 80 directly managed organizations.
Rostec’s portfolio includes well-known brands such as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Kalashnikov Concern, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO AVISMA, UralVagonZavod, etc. Rostec companies are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply products to more than 100 countries.
Apart from the Russian pavilion, unified pavilions of France, China, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the United States, Germany, Italy, the UK, Greece, South Africa and Belarus are presented at EDEX 2018.