Egypt and Saudi Arabia Launch Joint Naval Exercise In Red Sea

Egypt took part in naval training exercises with Saudi Arabia on Tuesday aimed at improving defense and security capabilities.

Dubbed “Red Wave-5” the joint drill also includes participation by the naval special forces of Jordan, Djibouti, Sudan and Yemen.

The Egyptian Armed Forces in a statement said that the exercises are expected to continue for several days. 

“The drills would involve the execution of joint planning activities along with managing naval combat work to exchange expertise between the involved parties,” the statement added.

The drills also include activities in areas of carrying out a number of offensive and defensive sorties with the latest multi-mission fighters from both countries.

The statement said that Egyptian-Saudi Air Forces’ (Faisal-12) joint exercise would also be commenced in Saudi Arabia.

The drill will be carried out by the Egyptian Air and the Royal Saudi Air Forces aimed at strengthening Egyptian-Saudi Air Forces coordination and capabilities. 

The joint exercises solidify the “distinguished and brotherly relations” and military cooperation between Egypt, Saudi and other allies in the region, the statement added. 

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