Humvees, Jets and Comms: Egypt Opens First Weapons Exhibition in Cairo

Published December 6th, 2018 - 10:20 GMT

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President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi had opened the first arms fair 'Egypt Defence Expo (EDEX 2018)', in Cairo, as hundreds of firms exhibiting on December 3, 2018.

Egyptian President started the ceremony along with French Defence Minister Florence Parly. The show spotlights the “strength of the country,” the Egyptian minister for military production revealed.

 


 
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A visitor aims a weapon at the Saudi stand during Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. 
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Image 1 of 9:  1 / 9A visitor aims a weapon at the Saudi stand during Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. Khaled DESOUKI / AFP

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Visitors attend Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. 
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A visitor aims a weapon at the Saudi stand during Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. 
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Egyptian military officers talk with Saudi men at the Saudi stand during Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. 
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A gold plated weapon displayed at the Pakistani stand during Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. 
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An Egyptian air force pilot (C) tests the simulator of the US-made F15 jet fighter at the Boing stand in Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. 
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Image 6 of 9:  6 / 9An Egyptian air force pilot (C) tests the simulator of the US-made F15 jet fighter at the Boing stand in Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. Khaled DESOUKI / AFP

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Visitors attend Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. 
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A model of the French made Rafale jet fighter is displayed during Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. 
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Image 8 of 9:  8 / 9A model of the French made Rafale jet fighter is displayed during Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. Khaled DESOUKI / AFP

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A Palestinian presidential guard takes selfie in front of a F15 jet fighter poster during Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. 
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A visitor aims a weapon at the Saudi stand during Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. 
Khaled DESOUKI / AFP

Image 1 of 9A visitor aims a weapon at the Saudi stand during Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. Khaled DESOUKI / AFP

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Visitors attend Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. 
Khaled DESOUKI / AFP

Image 2 of 9Visitors attend Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. Khaled DESOUKI / AFP

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A visitor aims a weapon at the Saudi stand during Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. 
Khaled DESOUKI / AFP

Image 3 of 9A visitor aims a weapon at the Saudi stand during Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. Khaled DESOUKI / AFP

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Egyptian military officers talk with Saudi men at the Saudi stand during Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. 
Khaled DESOUKI / AFP

Image 4 of 9Egyptian military officers talk with Saudi men at the Saudi stand during Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. Khaled DESOUKI / AFP

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A gold plated weapon displayed at the Pakistani stand during Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. 
Khaled DESOUKI / AFP

Image 5 of 9A gold plated weapon displayed at the Pakistani stand during Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. Khaled DESOUKI / AFP

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An Egyptian air force pilot (C) tests the simulator of the US-made F15 jet fighter at the Boing stand in Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. 
Khaled DESOUKI / AFP

Image 6 of 9An Egyptian air force pilot (C) tests the simulator of the US-made F15 jet fighter at the Boing stand in Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. Khaled DESOUKI / AFP

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Visitors attend Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. 
Khaled DESOUKI / AFP

Image 7 of 9Visitors attend Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. Khaled DESOUKI / AFP

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A model of the French made Rafale jet fighter is displayed during Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. 
Khaled DESOUKI / AFP

Image 8 of 9A model of the French made Rafale jet fighter is displayed during Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. Khaled DESOUKI / AFP

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A Palestinian presidential guard takes selfie in front of a F15 jet fighter poster during Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. 
Khaled DESOUKI / AFP

Image 9 of 9A Palestinian presidential guard takes selfie in front of a F15 jet fighter poster during Egypt’s first Service Defence Exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2018, at the International Exhibition Center. Khaled DESOUKI / AFP

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