Main stage of Gasser-5 (Photo Courtesy of Armed Forces spokesman)
Egyptian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Mohamed Farid witnessed on Thursday the main stage of a military tactics project carried out by a unit of the western military region as part of the combat training plan of the armed forces formations and units.
The training comprised the main ideas proposed in the tactics, measures to implement the tactics as well as organization and deployment of troops to carry out their assigned missions.
"Gasser-5" was carried out using the multiple integrated laser engagement system, or MILES to ensure a sophisticated level of training on the ground and assess the high combat skills and abilities of troops to implement planned missions and emergency tasks with high accuracy.
Lt General Mohamed Farid conveyed the greetings of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Defense Minister Mohamed Zaki to all commanders, officers and personnel of the western military region on the approach of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
He discussed with a number of army personnel, who are involved in the training, the techniques of implementing their missions and dealing with emergency tactics to make sure that they are capable of taking right decisions during the course of the battle.
MILES is used by armed forces around the world for training purposes. It uses lasers and blank cartridges to simulate actual battle. Individual soldiers carry small laser sensors scattered over their bodies, which detect when the soldier has been illuminated by a firearm's laser. Each laser transmitter is set to mimic the effective range of the weapon on which it is used.