Egypt, UAE and US conclude Red Sea naval exercise

Ahram Online , Thursday 24 Mar 2016

Naval Exercise
"Eagle Salute 2016" joint naval exercise between Egypt, UAE and the US concludes on March 24, 2016 (Photo:Courtesy of Egypt's military spokesperson Mohamed Samir)

Egypt, the United States and the United Arab Emirates concluded on Thursday a joint naval exercise in the Red Sea, a statement by Egypt's military spokesperson Mohamed Samir read.

The joint exercise “Eagle Salute 2016” included a number of activities including naval scouting, creating naval formations for defense and offence and averting attacks.

The exercise, which started on Monday, lasted for four days.

The forces practiced firing live ammunition onto incoming airborne targets, as well as measuring the shooting accuracy of the participating units.

"Eagle Salute 2016 is considered to be one of the most important joint exercises that Egypt has participated in that shows the depth of relations between the three countries," the statement read.

The main phases of the training were witnessed by senior leaders from the participating countries, according to Samir. 

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