Egypt, the United States and the United Arab Emirates forces continued their joint military drill Eagle Salute – Eagle Response 2019 on Monday in the territorial waters of the Red Sea, according the Egyptian Armed Forces.
Saudi Arabia is participating in the exercises as an observer. Various naval units from the Egyptian, US, and UAE naval forces are taking part in the exercise that is set to last for several days.
The forces are using frigates, missile-launching boats, and mine hunters in the exercises. Special naval units, the coast guard, and F16 jet fighters are taking part in the drills.
The exercises were preceded by a joint conference and theoretical lectures for the participant forces to establish a strong cohesion and communication among them and unify their operational concepts before they started the drill.
Special forces from Egypt and the US began the drills by conducting a search of a suspected ship. The joint drills aims to strengthen cooperation between the Egyptian armed forces and friendly and brotherly countries, share knowledge of the latest in military systems and techniques, and strengthen efforts to achieve naval security and stability in the region.