- The high-profile defence exhibition is scheduled to take place in Athens, Greece from 9 to 11 May
- Five of EDGE’s portfolio companies will exhibit industry-leading advanced technology and defence products and solutions
Abu Dhabi, UAE – EDGE, one of the world’s leading and fastest growing advanced technology and defence groups, will be participating for the first time at DEFEA 2023, which will take place in Athens, Greece, from 9 to 11 May. The group will showcase its diverse product portfolio, with a clear focus on autonomous systems and smart weapons, highlighting EDGE’s technologically advanced defence solutions and products to the European market, and for new commercial and security partnerships.
DEFEA 2023 takes place under the auspices of the Ministry of Defence – General Directorate for Defence Investments and Armaments (GDDIA), covering the defence industry and national security. It is attended by international delegations, distinguished guests, government officials, senior executives and high-ranking military personnel from Greece, Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East and the wider Eastern Mediterranean.
Mansour AlMulla, Managing Director and CEO of EDGE, said: “We are very proud to be part of DEFEA for the first time. Greece and the wider Eastern European region are crucial focus markets for EDGE, covering the government, military and civilian domains. DEFEA offers us a unique opportunity to showcase our advanced capabilities across air, land and sea domains. We look forward to building on valuable partnerships, and forging new ones, while promoting our portfolio of complementary products to the region’s major players.”
Five of EDGE’s portfolio companies will display a wide range of advanced solutions and products covering the domains of autonomous air and land systems, naval systems, precision-guided munitions, and small arms.
In the domain of autonomous air systems, EDGE will showcase the HUNTER SP (Soldier Portable) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the tube-launched HUNTER 2-S swarming UAV system, and the REACH-S unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV). The Shadow 25 loitering munition will also be displayed, along with the GARMOOSHA rotary-wing UAV. Land systems and solutions will be represented by NIMR’s LRSOV, a special operations vehicle.
EDGE’s advanced naval capabilities will include the ADSB 160 ITEP (Inshore Tactical Engagement Platform), 120 FIP (Fast Inshore Platform), 510 OPV (Offshore Patrol Vessel), and the Sea Trooper, the ideal landing-craft vessel.
In the domain of precision-guided munitions, EDGE will showcase its multi-range DESERT STING air-to-surface precision-guided munition, as well as the Rash 1-M, Rash 2-H, and Rash 2-M precision-guided munition systems.
For small arms and ammunition, EDGE will display its CARACAL F pistols, CMP 9 submachine guns, the CAR 816 assault rifle, and the CSR 338 sniper rifle, as well as a full range of small calibre ammunition.
EDGE’s participation at the high-profile international event follows its highly successful participation at LAAD Defence & Security 2023 defence exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, where it announced the opening of a new regional office for Latin America in Brasilia, enabling EDGE to expand its scope, forge new partnerships, and promote its unique and competitive offerings across the continent.
Attendees of DEFEA 2023 can visit EDGE at stand A26 in Hall 2 at the Metropolitan Expo Exhibition Centre at Athens International Airport.
Launched in November 2019, the UAE’s EDGE is one of the world’s leading advanced technology groups, established to develop agile, bold and disruptive solutions for defence and beyond, and to be a catalyst for change and transformation. It is dedicated to bringing breakthrough innovations, products, and services to market with greater speed and efficiency, to position the UAE as a leading global hub for future industries, and to creating clear paths within the sector for the next generation of highly-skilled talent to thrive. With a focus on the adoption of 4IR technologies, EDGE is driving the development of sovereign capabilities for global export and for the preservation of national security, working with front-line operators, international partners, and adopting advanced technologies such as autonomous capabilities, cyber-physical systems, advanced propulsion systems, robotics and smart materials. EDGE converges R&D, emerging technologies, digital transformation, and commercial market innovations with military capabilities to develop disruptive solutions tailored to the specific requirements of its customers.