Saudi and Egyptian forces continue mixed naval exercise

RIYADH, 29 January 2022, (TON): The Kingdom’s defense ministry said “the Royal Saudi Naval Forces continued a mixed bilateral maritime exercise with their Egyptian counterparts in the Red Sea.”

The Morjan 17 exercise, which began on Jan. 23, is being held at King Faisal Naval Base in the Western Fleet.

The exercise witnessed a number of combat hypotheses, such as dealing with hostile targets using live ammunition, storming buildings, reconnaissance of beaches and islands, maneuvers for naval vessels in the Red Sea, and several lectures on various maritime and strategic fields.

The ministry said “this exercise aims to strengthen relations and joint cooperation and raise the level of combat readiness and preparedness between the Royal Saudi Naval Forces and the Egyptian Navy.”

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