ECSS announces its participation in EDEX defence exhibition

Ahram Online , Sunday 28 Nov 2021

The Egyptian Centre for Strategic Studies (ECSS) confirmed its participation in Egypt’s second edition of the International Defence and Military Industries Exhibition (EDEX 2021) — which will be held in Egypt on Monday — in a statement it released on Friday 25 November.

The publications of the Egyptian Center for Strategic Studies (ECSS) that were announced to be presented during the EDEX 2021

The ECSS said that it will be waiting for visitors in its booth in the exhibition with a collection of special books and new publications that cover various topics, including technology, military industries, geostrategic developments in the Middle East, and terrorism in the Sahel region.

“The ECSS will be honoured to receive dignitaries from friendly countries participating in the exhibition, providing an opportunity for discussions between the ECSS’ experts and senior foreign officials on the proceedings of the exhibition, contributions of their countries, as well as security and military topics of interest to EDEX guests,” the statement read.

The centre’s publications will include four books in Arabic and English, specifically ‘Restructuring the Power Equation in the Middle East’ and ‘Private Military Companies: A New Challenge in International Relations’ — which were edited by Dalal Mahmoud and fore worded by ECSS General Manager Khaled Okasha — ‘Terrorism in the Sahel’ — edited by Ahmad Amal — and ‘Missile Power in the Middle East’ — which was edited by Ahmad Eleiba and fore worded by Muhammad Qashqoush.

Other publications prepared by the ECSS’ experts and researchers will be available during the event, including ‘Leading from Behind: Redeploying US Military Forces’, ‘Drones: History, Operations, and Future’, ‘Deterrence: A Strategic Concept in the Face of Contemporary Challenges’, and ‘Military Technology: Arms Race or Parity for Deterrence?’

Okasha said that the ECSS aims to deliver diversified publications to cover all contemporary developments and trends in military industries, the relationship between these developments and the political and strategic contexts in the Arab world and Africa, as well as the political tendencies of major powers, and the future of military balance in the Middle East and worldwide.

EDEX 2021 will be held from 29 November to 2 December at the Egypt International Convention and Exhibition Centre in New Cairo.

The exhibition presents a unique opportunity for exhibitors working in defence and military industries to showcase the latest technology, equipment, and systems for land, sea, and air combat.

Some 30,000 visitors and 400 exhibiting companies representing 42 countries are expected to take part in the EDEX 2021, according to previous statements by Egyptian Minister of State for Military Production Mohamed Ahmed Morsi.

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