FILE- Egypt, Greece, Cyprus launch Medusa-8 drills
CAIRO - 15 April 2019: Troops from Egypt, Greece and Cyprus started Monday the joint aeronautical exercise, Medusa-8, in the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt.
This comes within the framework of the annual plan of joint exercises carried out by the Egyptian Armed Forces to strengthen and support military cooperation with fraternal and friendly countries.
The drill will last for several days with the aim of boosting military cooperation among the three countries.
The main units taking part in the exercise include the Egyptian navy helicopter carrier ENS Anwar El Sadat, Type 209 submarine and a number of F-16 jets.
In 2015, Egypt and Greece held their first joint exercise Medusa 5.
The exercise is one of the most important drills in the Mediterranean and reflects the level of cooperation among Egypt, Greece, and Cyprus.