On the sidelines of the second edition of Egypt’s International Defense Exhibition EDEX-2021, the Egyptian military-owned Alexandria shipyard announced that the construction process of the fourth and last Egyptian Navy MEKO A200 frigates has been commenced at the company’s construction facility in Alexandria, in cooperation with the Germany-based Thysskenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS). The Egyptian MEKO … Continue reading Egypt begins local manufacturing of MEKO A200 frigate (Updated)
Exclusive: This year, the Egyptian Defense Exhibition (EDEX2021) kicked off with a very different form in compare with it’s first edition in 2018. The Egyptian military industries was shining this year and begin to appear for the first time, as in the naval industries and shipbuilding sector, Egypt unveiled its first domestic naval vessels projects … Continue reading Egypt unveils Indigenous Surface Naval Vessels at EDEX
Introduction During the last five years since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took the leadership in 2014, the Egyptian arms imports have increased by a whopping 215%, During this period Egypt had signed major deals with a diverse array of suppliers, including the (United States, Russia, France and Germany,…etc) The purchases have significantly upgraded the Egyptian … Continue reading Why Egypt is spending Money on Buying Arms??
The second out of four MEKO A-200 EN-class frigate has been handed over by Germany’s Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) to the Egyptian navy, the ship has been named as ENS AL Qahhar (905). The delivery ceremony of the second frigate took place on Friday in Bremerhaven city, in presence of officials from TKMS, Egyptian Navy … Continue reading Egyptian Navy Receives second MEKO A200 Frigate
Egyptian military-owned Alexandria shipyard signed a contract with the Suez Canal Authority on Sunday to build two anchor handling tug supply vessels also known as Salvage Tugs which will have a bollard pull of 190 to 200 tons. The two vessels to be built locally in the Egyptian shipyard were designed by Norway’s Kongsberg Maritime … Continue reading Egypt’s Alexandria shipyard to build 200-ton BP Salvage Tugs for First Time
The Minister of National Defence of Greece Mr. Nikos Panagiotopoulos inaugurated today the international exhibition for Defence and Security DEFEA 2023. Deputy Greece Defence Minister Mr. Nikos Chardalias, as well as the chief of the National Defence General Staff General Konstantinos Floros attended the ceremony. Additionally, 32 official governmental and military delegations, 10 of which … Continue reading DEFEA 2023 Defence Expo Kicks off
Press Release (Athens) Today, the heart of defence and diplomacy beats in Athens, as the International Defence and Security Exhibition – DEFEA 2023 opens its doors on May 9 to welcome the giants of the Greek and global defence industry, as well as high-ranking political and military officials. Greece’s upgraded geopolitical position and the country’s … Continue reading Athens at the center of defence and diplomatic interest
Press Release (Athens) On Monday, March 27, 2023, the Chief of the National Defence General Staff, General Konstantinos Floros, had a meeting in his office with the organisers of DEFEA 2023 Exhibition together with the President of the Hellenic Defense Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEKPY), Mr. Anastasios Rozolis. In the meeting, participated the President of the … Continue reading Greece Defense Chief meets DEFEA-20223 Expo Organisers
Athens (Press Release): The participation of numerous diplomatic missions and 350 leading defence companies from 27 countries confirm that Greece is a point of reference for the region of Southeast Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean. Armenia, Austria, France, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, the United States of America, India, Israel, Italy, China, Cyprus, the Netherlands, … Continue reading Military officials from 27 countries will participate in DEFEA-2023
On 20th March a working meeting led by the Deputy Minister of National Defence Mr. Nikolaos Hardalias with executives of the exhibition organization company ROTA SA took place on Friday, March 17, 2023, at the Ministry of National Defence on the subject of the International Defence and Security Exhibition “DEFEA 2023 – Defence Exhibition Athens”, which will take place from … Continue reading Meeting under the Deputy Minister of National Defence, Nikolaos Hardalias, for the International Defence and Security Exhibition “DEFEA 2023”.
Egyptian Minister of Transportation has kept announcing over the past few weeks that the country is keen at reviving the national merchant fleet again. The Egyptian Minister revealed that Egypt has contracted on one Korean-built 38,000DWT ship, two 15,000DWT dry bulk carriers, within a plan to purchase & build seven new general cargo and dry … Continue reading Ongoing plans to revive the Egyptian merchant marine fleet again
In recent pictures released by the official media outlet of the Egyptian military-owned Alexandria shipyard, it was revealed for the first time that the Egyptian shipyard has started a project of manufacturing unmanned surface vessels (USV), in particular remote-survey vessels (RSV) which carries the name of Ocean Aurora and is being manufactured in cooperation with … Continue reading Egypt’s Alexandria shipyard starts manufacturing USVs