Egypt, Greece to launch 'Medusa 2016' joint military drills this week

Ahmed Eleiba , Sunday 4 Dec 2016

Egyptian forces
File Photo: Members of Egypt's armed forces carry out an operation that includes the inspection of suspicious ships during a joint military drill with Jordan last November (Photo Courtesy of Egypt Army Spokesman)

Egypt's air and naval forces have departed for Greece to participate in joint Egyptian-Greek military drills between 8 and 12 December.

The exercise, named “Medusa 2016”, includes several activities that involve planning and administering joint naval operations and operating day and night sailing formations, maritime interception operations and inspecting suspicious ships, and search and rescue procedures.

The Egyptian air force are also set to participate in the exercises, in cooperation with their Greek counterparts.

The exercises include planning and leadership operations and carrying out group offensive and defensive operations in accordance with the finest air tactics.

Greece is set to be the latest country that Egypt has carried out joint military exercises with this year.

Egypt has carried out 30 joint military exercises in 2016 with 20 Arab and African countries, as well as European countries including France and Russia.

In November, Egypt concluded a joint military exercises with Jordan, which included the participation of ground and special forces troops.

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