Egyptian-Saudi joint naval exercise Morgan-17 kicks off

Ahmed Eleiba
Monday 24 Jan 2022

The joint naval exercise Morgan-17 between Egyptian and Saudi naval forces has kicked off in Saudi Arabia, the Egyptian Armed Forces announced on Monday.

The military drills, which will take place over several days, will include theoretical lectures and training conferences as well as tactical exercises by naval special forces using various small arms and surface-to-surface artillery.

The drills will also include surface-to-air targeting, the Egyptian army said in its statement.

The Morgan-17 exercise is taking place at the King Faisal naval base in Jeddah on the Red Sea, according to Saudi Ministry of Defence.

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