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In Photos: Egyptian Armed Forces chief of staff witnesses conclusion of aerial exercise 'Nile Eagles 2' with Sudan

The final stage of the joint drill included equipping and the take-off of several multi-role combat jets and helicopters to execute aerial interception and protect forces

Ahmed Eleiba , Monday 5 Apr 2021
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Egyptian and Sudanese forces taking part in Nile Eagles 2 (All Photos courtesy of the Egyptian Armed Forces)
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The Egyptian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Mohamed Farid witnessed the end of aerial exercises dubbed ‘Nile Eagles 2’ between Egyptian and Sudanese forces, a statement by the Armed Forces read on Monday.

The activities of the final stage of the drill, held in the Republic of Sudan, began with a detailed presentation of the various past stages of the exercise to demonstrate the preparedness of participating forces to execute any assigned missions.

The final stage included equipping and the take-off of several multi-role combat jets and helicopters to execute aerial interception and protect forces, carrying out combat operations against deep targets, and securing vital targets.

The special forces of both armies also carried out activities to eliminate terrorist hotbeds, the statement said, adding that the final exercise demonstrated high standards reached by participating forces.

Farid delivered a speech praising the high combat readiness by both Egyptian and Sudanese forces, adding that the exercises were the core of combat competence and determining factor for the success of forces in executing missions efficiently and competently.

He also held a separate meeting with his Sudanese counterpart, General Mohamed Osman Al-Hussein, where they discussed several issues of common interest and security and military challenges and threats.

They also tackled military cooperation programs in the coming period, the statement said, adding that both top military officials agreed on the importance of employing acquired experience from the joint drill to upgrade operational missions.

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The Egyptian army’s Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Mohamed Farid and his Sudanese counterpart, General Mohamed Osman Al-Hussein, as they witnessed the end of aerial exercises dubbed ‘Nile Eagles 2’.

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The Egyptian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Mohamed Farid and his Sudanese counterpart, General Mohamed Osman Al-Hussein checking on the units.

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The Egyptian army’s Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Mohamed Farid and his Sudanese counterpart, General Mohamed Osman Al-Hussein during their meeting.

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