'Eagle Salute – Eagle Response 2019' joint military drill continues in Red Sea

Ahmed Eleiba , Monday 29 Jul 2019

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The units participating the Eagle Salute drills 2019 from UAE , USA and Egypt (Photo: Egyptian armed forces)

Egypt, the US and the UAE continued on Monday with their joint military drill 'Eagle Salute – Eagle Response 2019' in Egyptian territorial waters in the Red Sea, the Egyptian Armed Forces said in a statement.

Saudi Arabia is participating in the exercises as an observer.

Various naval units from the Egyptian, US and UAE navies are taking part in the exercise, which is set to last for several days.

The naval forces are using frigates, missile-launching boats and mine hunters in the exercise.

Special naval units, the coast guard, and F16 jet fighters are also taking part in the drills.

The exercises were preceded by a joint conference and theoretical lectures for the participating forces to establish strong cohesion and communication between them and unify their operational concepts before the start of the drill. 

The Armed Forces statement said that the drill aims to strengthen cooperation between the Egyptian Armed Forces and friendly and brotherly countries, share knowledge of the latest in military systems and techniques, and strengthen efforts to achieve naval security and stability in the region.

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