ShieldAfrica an event for defense and security companies to create new business in Africa 12601172

SHIELDAFRICA 2017 news show daily coverage report International Security and Defence Exhibition Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire African defense industry army military technology equipment
Army Recognition
ShieldAfrica 2017 Official Online Show Daily News Media Partner
Defence & Security International Exhibition
24 - 26 January 2017
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
French Defense Industry at ShieldAfrica 2017
ShieldAfrica an event for defense and security companies to create new business in Africa.
ShieldAfrica is an international security and defense industry exhibition which is held every two years in the African continent, a good opportunity for many international companies to showcase new products and innovations in the field of security and defense. France with more than 70 companies is the largest representation at ShieldAfrica 2017.
African security and defense imports increased by 45 per cent between the periods 2005–2009 to 2010–14, with Algeria importing the most during this period, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has revealed in an analysis of the global arms trade. Between 2010 and 2014, Africa accounted for 9 per cent of all arms exports, measured by volume. The three largest importers in Africa in 2010–14 were Algeria (30 per cent of imports), Morocco (26 per cent) and Sudan (6 per cent).

For France, the security and defense sectors is a very important business, according information from the French Ministry of Defense, France keeps its spot at number four among the world’s largest providers of weapons, after United States, China, and Germany. Official numbers for French arms exports have increased exponentially, from €6.5 billion (US$9.0bn) in 2011 to €16.9bn (US$18.8bn) in 2015.

France signed arms export contracts worth some €16 billion (US $17.5 billion) in 2015, with Dassault Aviation, MBDA, DCNS and Airbus at the top of the list for the foreign deals.

ShieldAfrica is organized by COGES Africa, an Ivorian registered company and a COGES International subsidiary, the organizer of Eurosatory, one the biggest International Defense Exhibition in the world, and the biggest in Europe.

With the collaboration of COGES France, ShieldAfrica could become an important event in the calendar of international defense and security exhibition and a new area for French and European defense and security manufacturers to promote their latest products. Offering opportunities to showcase their products and exchange with state delegations from all over the world.

Day 2 for Army Recognition editorial team at ShieldAfrica 2017, today our Show Daily News Video is focused to the French Security and Defense industry showcasing latest products in the field of security vehicles, communication, small weapons and individual equipment.

Summary of Show Daily News video ShieldAfrica 2017 Day 2:

00:00 - French security and defense industry at ShieldAfrican 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
01:00 - French Company Nexter Systems presents its TITUS 6x6 APC armoured personnel carrier
03:10 - Rivolier SAS presents Sig Sauer P320 9mm semi-automatic pistol selected by U.S. Army
05:15 - Air-Lynx Smart 4G / 5G LTE Radio Network
06:58 - Verney-Carron Security small-arms manufacturer from France presents AR-15 5.56mm assault rifle fo Special Forces