Boeing to demonstrate its defense and security capabilities at EDEX 2021
CAIRO, Egypt, Nov. 21, 2021 - Boeing will be exhibiting its diverse, and advanced range of defense technologies and products, and service capabilities at the second edition of Egypt’s Defence Expo (EDEX 2021) this year. Held under the patronage of His Excellency, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, The President of The Arab Republic of Egypt and The Supreme Commander of the Egyptian Armed Forces, the show will take place from 29th November to 2nd December, 2021 at the newly inaugurated Egypt International Exhibition Center (EIEC).
EDEX is a key international platform for Boeing to highlight its products and services that support and advance Egypt and the wider region’s defense and security requirements. Boeing continues to work with regional governments to ensure future advancements in their defense and security capabilities.
“EDEX is an important exhibition for Boeing, as it presents an ideal opportunity to showcase our commitment to Egypt and the wider region. I am proud to say that Boeing shares a partnership of 61+ years with Egypt. At EDEX 2021, Boeing will demonstrate its latest technology in defense, and our capabilities in the advancement of the security sector,” said Kuljit Ghata-Aura, President of Boeing Middle East, Turkey and Africa.
Boeing Defense Space & Security (BDS) backlog now stands at $61 billion with 32% of that coming from outside the United States. Looking to the future, over the next five years BDS is pursuing $170 billion across 41 countries in international defense and services opportunities.
At EDEX, Boeing will be showcasing advanced platforms and capabilities including:
- The AH-64 Apache, the primary attack helicopter for 17 partner nations around the globe, including Egypt, with a reputation as the most proven attack helicopter in the world. There are more than 1,200 Apache aircraft in operation at present, accumulating over 4 million flight hours.
- The CH-47F Chinook is the most advanced, affordable, battle-tested heavy-lift helicopter in the world. The tandem rotor design allows the Chinook to devote all of its power to lift, and provides unmatched tactical and combat support mission capabilities.
- The F-15EX is the force of the future. With fly-by-wire flight controls, hypersonic weapon payload capacity and advanced cockpit systems, Boeing’s F-15EX is prepared to face future threats head-on. Equipped with Open Mission Systems for quick and convenient technology upgrades, it is ready to take on the missions of today and adapt to meet the missions of tomorrow
- The Wave Glider designed and manufactured by Liquid Robotics, is the world’s most experienced, long-duration autonomous surface vehicle (ASV). It supports a wide range of sensors and payloads to collect and transmit data in real-time from seabed to space, and is used by defense organizations around the world for anti-submarine warfare (ASW), maritime domain awareness (MDA), and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions.
Boeing will also showcase the Boeing Global Services portfolio, which includes sustainment, modifications and modernization, upgrades, training and maintenance services, many of which are deployed in support of governments in the region today. Boeing expects the government support and services 10-year market (between 2020 and 2029) to be worth $1.4T. The Middle East represents $195B of the services market, with more than 50% (over $97B) of that dedicated to defense and security services
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