Egypt Independent

Egypt-Saudi maritime training begins in Red Sea



The joint Egyptian-Saudi maritime training exercise “Morgan-16” started at the Red Sea on Wednesday.

According to the official Facebook page of the Egyptian Armed Forces Spokesperson, the training will continue for several days.

The training includes multiple theoretical lectures and training conferences, an exhibition for weapons and equipment used in the training, implementing practical training on marksman tactics for marine special forces on both sides using various small arms, as well as the implementation of an exercise raid on a coastal target with live ammunition, featuring the participation of snipers.

The training aims to hone the skills and capabilities of the participating forces and exchange experiences between the Egyptian and Saudi sides, in a way that contributes to raising the combat efficiency of the navy forces of both countries – alongside getting acquainted with the latest marine armament tactics.

“Morgan-16” comes as part a joint training plan for the Egyptian and Saudi armed forces with the aim of strengthening maritime security against regional threats.

Edited translation by Al-Masry Al-Youm