Joint Egyptian-Jordanian military drills 'Aqaba 4' concluded



Mon, 24 Dec 2018 - 01:27 GMT


Mon, 24 Dec 2018 - 01:27 GMT

FILE- Joint Egyptian-Jordanian military drills 'Aqaba 4' concluded

FILE- Joint Egyptian-Jordanian military drills 'Aqaba 4' concluded

CAIRO – 24 December 2018: The joint Egyptian-Jordanian military drills “Aqaba 4”, which kicked off in Jordan on Dec. 11, were concluded on Friday, Dec. 21.

The drills come as part of the joint training plan for Egyptian and Jordanian Armed Forces to exchange expertise.

The Egyptian Armed Forces arrived on Tuesday, Dec. 11 in Jordan to participate with their Jordanian counterparts in the joint military exercises "Aqaba 4".

The drills include different strategies and exercises, such as reconnaissance missions, surveying, rescue missions and boarding suspicious ships. All exercises were practiced in coordination between the two sides.

"Aqaba 4" drills are part of a series of joint exercises carried out by the Armed Forces with other friendly countries to exchange military expertise.

The exercises also included land forces, Egypt’s southern fleet, commandos, paratroopers, the air force, and special navy units, according to a military statement.

Preparatory stages of the drills included theoretical and practical lectures on the military techniques, abilities of the participating troops to make the appropriate decisions on time, in addition to several training missions carried out jointly by the two sides.

The two armies are exchanging expertise to maintain readiness to plan, coordinate and conduct joint missions to face unusual threats and challenges.

In November 2017, the military exercises between the Egyptian and Jordanian armies launched “Aqaba 3”.



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