On December 3, 2018, the first three-day Egypt Defence Expo (EDEX) was held in Cairo, the capital of Egypt. CATIC participated at the exhibition on behalf of AVIC. The main exhibits include the FC-1/J-17 single/dual seat fighter, Wingloong I integrated reconnaissance strike UAV, Y-9E transporter, L-15 advanced trainer, ASN-216 small UAV and various airborne weapons. All the products are tailored to the market. The simple booth design and contemporary feel showcased strongly the systemization and advancement of the AVIC’s products.
On the first day, President Sisi paid a visit to the CATIC’s booth during his hall tour.
It is known that the exhibition attracted 373 companies from 41 countries, including 39 American, 34 French, 20 Chinese and 19 Russian. The Egyptian Government is devoted to building the EDEX into an influential integrated defence exhibition in the region.
On November 27, 2018, the Tenth Pakistan International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS PAKISTAN 2018) were opened at Karachi. At the China Pavilion, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) organized nine Chinese military trade companies to be present as a China Defence Group. CATIC brought the JF-17, JF-17B, L-15A, WL-I and WL-II models to the exhibition, which highlighted the amazing booth. The systemization and specialization of the AVIC’s equipment caught the attention from the Pakistan military and government guests as well as the customers from other countries.
On the first day, the Pakistani President Arif-ur-Rehman Alvi visited the China Pavilion and the CATIC’s booth.
The exhibition attracted 522 companies from 51 countries. It is an influential defence exhibition in the Asian region.