7-10 December2020

HiSky’s C-IED & EOD Hub at Egypt Defence Expo- EDEX 2018, Cairo, Egypt, 3-5 December 2018

Thank you for visiting HiSky’s C-IED & EOD Hub at Egypt’s first ever major tri-service (air, land & sea) international defence exhibition. Egypt Defence Expo- EDEX 2018 was held under the patronage of His Excellency President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in Cairo, Egypt, 3-5 December 2018. If you have missed EDEX 2018, please watch our video for the services and products we exhibited. We look forward to engaging with you beyond EDEX and to welcoming you once again at EDEX 2020, which is due to take place in Cairo, Egypt, 7-10 December 2020. Keep up-to-date on HiSky’s participation in EDEX 2020, by following us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

EDEX 2018 has won several international awards, including the prestigious Exhibition News Awards 2019 for Best International Trade Show in London, as well as at the Middle East Special Events and Exhibition Show 2019 in Dubai. EDEX 2018 was the first of its kind in an African nation. More than 40 countries and 400 companies took part. Among them were more than 40 American firms, 37 French companies, 28 Chinese, 20 English, 17 UAE-based companies, and 13 from Russia, amongst companies from other countries.

HiSky welcomed a large number of visitors from different countries across the region and worldwide. HiSky was extremely honoured by the special visit of the Egyptian Army Chief of Staff and the UK International Trade Delegation.

HiSky’s booth had full media coverage, including on social media in Arabic, English, French and Spanish using the following handles: #Egypt, #EDEX2018, #Armedforces, #military, #CIED, and #EOD. Social media analytics showed hundreds of hits (views, likes, reposting/retweeting).

Additionally, Mr Hatem Farrag, Managing Director, HiSky Aerospace, was interviewed by the Egyptian national TV. During the interview, Mr Farrag explained HiSky’s comprehensive, well-coordinated and innovative approach to prevent, prepare and respond to terrorist attacks and explosive devices. Mr Farrag also introduced HiSky’s Counter Terrorism & C-IED Hub for homeland security. He commended the huge effort in organizing EDEX 2018, its enormous success, economic returns and highlighted the main message EDEX 2018 delivered in terms of Egypt’s security, military power and strategic leadership in the region.

At EDEX 2018, HiSky proudly convened the first gathering of renowned international security and defence companies at HiSky’s C-IED & EOD Hub, which provides high-end products and training in the C-IED and EOD world. These included:

  • C-IED products and systems;
  • Metal and wire detection systems;
  • Demining machinery systems and C-IED robots;
  • Bomb protection suits, body armor and armored plates;
  • Portable EOD x-ray systems for detection and forensics;
  • Search tools, Hook & Line Systems, and disrupters;
  • Military and Policing Training Programmes from world-class experts;
  • Drones and special purpose drones.

HiSky’s C-IED & EOD Hub was an exceptional opportunity for EDEX visitors to keep up-to-date with the latest C-IED and EOD industry developments, emerging technologies, and how best to meet their procurement requirements from the world’s leading suppliers in these areas. At the end of this article, please find a brief description of companies who exhibited at HiSky’s C-IED & EOD Hub.

EDEX 2018 was fully supported by the Egyptian Armed Forces and organised by Clarion Events, the largest organiser of defence and security events in the world. EDEX 2018 brought together key defence and security stakeholders from the Middle East and North Africa region and across the world. The audience included key decision-makers from governments, army, navy, air force and the defence industry. The exhibition featured a conference programme and a fully-hosted international military VIP delegation programme. EDEX 2018 was a great occasion to meet with senior military and industry leaders from Egypt and the region, particularly the operational, procurement and contracting entities.

HiSky C-IED & EOD Hub at EDEX 2018



HiSky Aerospace

HiSky Aerospace is one of the leading agents in Egypt that specializes in supplying defense and security innovative solutions, products and systems, namely C-IED and EOD for the markets in Egypt, Middle East and North Africa. HiSky Aerospace finds the niche business opportunity and brings in renowned defense and security (C-IED and EOD) suppliers of premier quality products and sees the business through to complete fruition.

Our Partners at HiSky’s C-IED & EOD Hub (in alphabetical order)

Armtrac Ltd

Armtrac Ltd is an explosive ordnance disposal company, which designs and manufactures the Armtrac range of armoured mechanical demining machines to operate in areas contaminated by landmines and other unexploded explosive ordnance and to provide a means of Technical Survey in Land Release Operations. The Armtrac range of equipment offers the complete land and route mechanical toolbox for both clearance and technical survey of unexploded ordnance.

ATOM Training

ATOM Training delivers counter-threat courses, fully customizable training programmes and consultancies to clients worldwide that are informed by exceptional intelligence, designed by dedicated programme developers and delivered by some of the world’s most experienced subject matter experts and established instructors with a proven track record in skillfully presenting their knowledge. Trainings and expertise encompass all subjects around: C-IED, and EOD.

Guartel Technologies Ltd

Guartel Technologies Ltd is a world leading company specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality, metal, mine, wire detectors and C-IED products. Guartel’s products are in-service with police forces, security services, NGOs, NATO and other military forces world-wide. Guartel supplies a range of products for C-IED, EOD, search and demining operations. Guartel provides bespoke EOD/IEDD Response vehicles designed to clients’ requirements, all conversion and coach building work is conducted at a sister company's facility in southern England.

Scanna MSC Ltd

Scanna designs and manufactures portable X-ray and mail screening equipment for the defence, security and industrial sectors. Scanna has operations in the USA and Middle East, providing critical on-site support wherever clients have a presence around the globe. Scanna’s products are frequently used in life-threatening situations. Every component of every device is engineered to the highest possible specification, ensuring optimum performance and outstanding imaging quality. Around the world, Scanna screening equipment helps protect military bases, government and embassy buildings, as well as private-sector infrastructure and personnel.

United Shield International Limited

United Shield International Limited is one of the leading manufacturers in the world of personal ballistic and fragmentation protection equipment. United Shield is specialized in designing and manufacturing ballistic helmets, body armour, ballistic shields, hard armour plates, EOD/IED protection equipment, mine clearance and demining equipment and a variety of other ballistic and fragmentation protection products. United Shield supply ballistic and fragmentation protection equipment to all major government departments, as well as the Police, Emergency, Prison and Security services, and export to more than eighty countries around the world.

Vallon GmbH

Vallon GmbH is an internationally operating manufacturer of Metal Detectors (Mine Detectors), IED detectors, and Ferrous Locators (UXO bomb locators) for humanitarian and military applications. Since 2005, Vallon also offers a Dual Sensor Detector for non-metallic mines and IED, the Minehound VMR3, comprising a metal detector and a ground penetration radar. A further field of activities based on magnetism is the product range of powerful degaussing systems, as well as protection equipment and tools for EOD and demining.