Thales Showcases Commitment to Egypt at EDEX 2018

  • With over 40 years of presence and more than 500 employees in the country, Thales has been a historical trusted partner for Egypt’s armed forces.
  • A digital experience showcase by Thales will highlight its long-term partnerships in supporting Egypt’s diverse growth sectors

Thales, a global leader in Aerospace, Transportation, Defence, Security and Space will showcase its advanced defence capabilities that help strengthen Egypt’s defence infrastructure at EDEX 2018, Egypt’s first ever defence related exhibition. The event will be held from 3 – 5 December 2019 at the Egypt International Exhibition Centre in New Cairo, under the patronage of HE President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.

Thales will present its portfolio of defence solutions as well as its long-term partnerships and presence in the country at a special Digital Experience at its stand. With over 40 years of presence and more than 500 employees in the country, Thales has been a historical trusted partner for Egypt’s armed forces.

At EDEX 2018, Thales Group will emphasise on its expertise in equipping armed forces with the means to help them prepare for, achieve and maintain tactical superiority and strategic independence over any form of threat. From designing smart sensors and advanced defence systems, to developing collaborative combat and connecting and equipping soldiers on the digital battlefield, Thales systems deliver information superiority and give the Egyptian armed forces mastery of action whenever they face their decisive moments.

Arab International Optronics, a joint venture of Thales with the National Service Products Organisation, promotes the local production of optical and optronic equipment. Thales has a long-standing partnership with NANSC, Egypt’s Air Navigation Service Provider to deliver state-of-the-art Thales products, ranging from air traffic surveillance radars, modern navaids and air traffic control simulators for the Egyptian Aviation Academy as well as the Air Traffic Management (ATM) system and the tower system for Cairo International Airport.

In transportation, Thales Group has provided fully integrated solutions for Cairo’s metro since the implementation of Line 1 in the late 1980’s and to date, remains an integral partner in the ground transportation sector in Egypt.

In the group’s efforts in supporting its customers through their digital transformation journey’s, Thales Group has invested over € 7bn across Cybersecurity, Big Data, Connectivity and AI across its key markets, Aeronautics, Space, Ground Transportation, Defence & Security.

“With our deep heritage in Egypt and our leadership in defence solutions, we are committed to supporting the nation’s focus on promoting security, safety and growth. Through our strong local presence, including joint ventures and academic partnerships, we will continue to be the go-to partner for Egypt in driving its sustainable growth. We are thankful to the Egyptian government for their trust and confidence in our capabilities and congratulate the Egyptian Armed Forces on their inaugural EDEX.” Patrick Osczceda, Country Director, Thales in Egypt

About Thales:

The people we all rely on to make the world go round – they rely on Thales. Our customers come to us with big ambitions: to make life better, to keep us safer. Combining a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, our architects design and deliver extraordinary high technology solutions. Solutions that make tomorrow possible, today.  From the bottom of the oceans to the depth of space and cyberspace, we help our customers think smarter and act faster – mastering ever greater complexity and every decisive moment along the way. With 65,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €15.8 billion in 2017.