The Egyptian Naval Forces and the French Naval Forces carried out transnational maritime training exercises in the Mediterranean Sea, as part of Egypt’s General Command of the Armed Forces plan to reinforce military cooperation with other countries.
The training covered the implementation of numerous activities, including sailing formations, demonstrating the ability to quickly and accurately take positions in the sea, and artillery shooting on how to protect naval units while crossing dangerous areas.
The activities also covered training on the right of visit and inspection of suspicious ships, and exercises on the vertical transport of personnel and equipment by helicopters.
These activities aim to improve the skills of the participating forces, and exchange experience between the Egyptian and French armies.
This maritime training comes within the framework of the armed forces joint training plan to exchange experience and become acquainted with the latest developments in maritime combat operations, to reach the highest performance and combat efficiency.
Egypt and France previously conducted maritime training on July, which was the joint military exercise “Ramses 2019” in the Mediterranean Sea. Units from the navy, air forces and navy special forces from both countries participated in air-sea training.
In 2018, Egypt and France carried out the “Cleopatra 2018” naval exercises in the Red Sea, one of the biggest joint marine exercises to have taken place in the Red Sea which saw troops carry out a landing operation on an island.
Several naval units including a French Mistral-Class helicopter carrier, frigates, rocket launchers and anti-submarine aircrafts were used in the training.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm