"Qadir 2020" military drill (Photo: Egyptian military spokesperson)
The Egyptian military has carried out a number of land, naval and air training activities in the Mediterranean, a spokesman said on Sunday, in the latest of a series of drills as part of a combat training plan.
Units of the northern military region, which is based in Alexandria, alongside naval and air forces, border guards and special forces units, carried out activities designed to secure the Mediterranean coast and deter any hostile maritime attack, military spokesman Tamer El-Refai said in a statement.
Naval and air force units implemented an amphibious operation on the Mediterranean coast. Air forces launched a number of torpedoes, frigates, aircrafts and anti-submarine units, while enhancing maritime security procedures in the Mediterranean and Red Sea and within international shipping lanes.
Commando units, along with naval and air forces, also performed a series of landing operations to capture and secure a coastal area and eliminate hostile targets.
Last week, Egypt's naval forces carried out a full amphibious operation in the Mediterranean involving a mistral helicopter carrier, Gowind- and Perry-class frigates, a missile launcher ship, and a German-made Type-209 submarine, in addition to a number of anti-submarine units and special naval forces.