GICAT, a professional group, created in 1978, has over 270 subscribers, representing some corporations, mid-market companies and SMEs. These members cover a wide range of industrial, research, service and consulting activities for military and civil organisations, of national or international scope, involved in land and/or airland security and/or defence.

In 2017, the GICAT launched  its new « Generate » label, which aimed at giving some french start-ups the opportunity to understand and to be part of the world of defence and security.

GICAT represents the interests of French land and airland defence and security industrial players based on four objectives:

  • Organising dialog between the institutional and industrial players of the sector
  • Offering services to its members to encourage their development in France and abroad
  • Creating an environment favorable to exchange between industrial players
  • Developing the industrial expertise and image of the sector

The international ambitions of GICAT are reflected in its international exhibitions, Eurosatory in France, Expodefensa in Colombia, ShieldAfrica in Côte d’Ivoire and Platinum Security Exhibition in Monaco, organised by its subsidiary, COGES, and a certain number of other defence and/or security exhibitions overseas.

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