Egyp­tian- Arab forces launch ‘ Arab Shield 1’ joint drills

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The Egyp­tian armed forces launched on Sun­day the joint mil­i­tary drills dubbed ‘ Arab Shield1’ in the Mo­hamed Naguib Mil­i­tary Base, in­volv­ing mil­i­tary ex­er­cises fields in the north­ern mil­i­tary zone and re­gions for air and mar­itime forces in the Mediter­ranean coast, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from the mil­i­tary spokesper­son Tamer El- Re­faee.

Mil­i­tary forces from Egypt, Saudi Ara­bia, the UAE, Bahrain, Jor­dan, and Kuwait are set to par­tic­i­pate in the ex­er­cises. The drills will last un­til 16 Novem­ber.

Al- Re­faie added that a con­fer­ence was held for co­or­di­na­tion be­tween lead­ers of the par­tic­i­pat­ing forces to trans­fer train­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Dur­ing the con­fer­ence, as­sis­tant chief of the Egyp­tian Armed Forces Train­ing Au­thor­ity said that “Arab Shield 1” train­ing is one of the best mil­i­tary ex­er­cises in the Arab re­gion, as it will ex­pe­ri­ence modern mil­i­tary tech­nol­ogy in or­der to achieve the best ben­e­fit.

He added that the ex­er­cise is the first pure joint Arab mil­i­tary ex­er­cise in Egypt.

The first stage of the ex­er­cise will be round­ing up the par­tic­i­pat­ing forces in tac­ti­cal groups and con­duct­ing sev­eral the­o­ret­i­cal and prac­ti­cal lec­tures in or­der to stan­dard­ise the mil­i­tary con­cepts and doc­trines, ac­cord­ing to the state­ment.

The ex­er­cise aims at de­vel­op­ing the joint mil­i­tary work among the par­tic­i­pat­ing forces, in ad­di­tion to plan­ning and man­ag­ing mil­i­tary op­er­a­tions be­tween land, naval, and air forces.

Two weeks ago, Egyp­tian and Saudi armed forces fi­nalised their joint mil­i­tary drills dubbed ‘ Tabuk 4 in the south­ern mil­i­tary re­gion of Egypt. Both Egyp­tian and Saudi forces par­tic­i­pated in the Egyp­tian- US ‘ Bright Star’ drills, which kicked off last Septem­ber, with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of other coun­tries at the Mo­hamed Naguib Mil­i­tary Base.

Mean­while, the mil­i­tary spokesper­son said on Satur­day that a Rus­sian- made fighter jet has crashed due to a tech­ni­cal malfunction dur­ing a train­ing flight. The pi­lot is safe and there were no in­juries in the ac­ci­dent.

The ex­er­cise aims to de­velo the joint mil­i­tary work among the par­tic­i­pat­ing forces

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