Egypt Independent

Egypt, Greece and Cyprus conduct joint training drill Medusa-7



 

Troops from the Egyptian air force and navy arrived in Greece to participate in joint military aeronautical exercise Medusa-7, which sees Egypt, Greece, Cyprus participate and will last for several days at the west of Crete island.

The exercise will include the implementation of several activities, such as sailing formations during the day and night, training on the take-off and landing of helicopters, and fighting naval battles at sea. The exercise will demonstrate the ability of participating naval units to take their positions with a high degree of accuracy and speed.

Included in the maneuver exercises are training for maritime interdiction operations and the right to visit and search ships suspected; training on search and rescue procedures and the exchanging of communications between naval vessels, offshore units and train crews to carry out various exercises at sea.

Other exercises will include securing offshore units using air-defense weapons and securing lines of communication and the movement of maritime transport.

Students from the Egyptian Naval Academy will participate in the training activities, and for the first time several young people from the Presidential Leadership Program will attend training activities in Greece.

These joint maneuvers comes as part of the Egyptian armed forces plan for exercises with friendly states to enhance military cooperation and the exchange of training experiences in various fields.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm