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EGYPT STRENGTHENING REGIONAL DEFENCE COOPERATION

Our Bureau - : Nov 30, 2021 - : 3:46 pm

The Egyptian armed forces are increasing joint training exercises with partner forces to further exchange expertise and enhance military cooperation with militaries of friendly nations. The important joint naval and air training, Exercise Medusa 11 now underway between the Egyptian armed forces and elements from the Hellenic, Cypriot, and UAE armed forces, also features participation from Jordanian armed forces observers. The large scale exercises feature participation from the Egyptian Navy’s Mistral Class Carrier ‘Gamal Abd El-Naser along with multi-role fighter jets, maritime assets, Navy Special Forces and cadets from the Egyptian Naval Academy.

“THE PARTICIPATING FORCES WOULD RECEIVE TRAINING ON
PLANNING AND OBSERVING JOINT AIR AND NAVAL
OPERATIONS, IN ADDITION TO CONDUCTING LANDING AND
AMPHIBIOUS LANDING BY THE SPECIAL FORCES,”
an Egyptian
Ministry of Defence release stated.

The Egyptian and Hellenic navys also conducted a PASSEX near the the southeast part of Crete Island as part of Ex Medusa 11. Both sides also held theoretical classes to enhance the combat understanding between their air force elements. The Medusa series of training exercises are part of the joint training plans of the Egyptian Armed Forces to exchange expertise and enhance military cooperation with other militaries of friendly nations.

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