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Saudi Arabia, Egypt Continue Joint ‘Tabuk-5’ Military Drill

Saudi Arabia, Egypt Continue Joint ‘Tabuk-5’ Military Drill

Tuesday, 18 January, 2022 - 07:45
Part of the Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) and the Egyptian Armed Forces (EAF) Tabuk-5 drills (Egyptian Armed Forces spokesman)

The Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) and the Egyptian Armed Forces (EAF) continued to carry out the Tabuk-5 military drill on Tuesday in the Kingdom’s northwestern region.

The “Tabuk-5” exercise is part of a series of joint exercises co-implemented by RSLF and EAF to enhance military cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

The drills aim to raise the efficiency of combat units, exchange information and military expertise, and enhance readiness to confront any potential threat.

Special forces units of both sides, infantry, armored personnel, and support elements of various specialized divisions are taking part in the training.

EAF spokesman said that preliminary stages of training have been completed in the past days, which included activities and many lectures, to unify training concepts, coordinate efforts, and achieve integration between the participating forces.

The Egyptian military spokesman pointed out that the excellence and the extent of the forces’ understanding and high field and combat skills were clear during the training.

The special forces of both countries also carried out intensive evacuation activities, and ambush training.

The parachute forces trained personnel dealing with emergencies, and skydiving, showing flexibility and high skill of the participating elements.

The drill contained many theoretical lectures to confront the fifth-generation wars, including a course on cyber security to address the best methods to detect threats and e-attacks.

"Tabuk-5″ aims to achieve the maximum possible benefit for the elements involved in planning, management, and implementation, as well as supporting cooperation between the Egyptian and Saudi armed forces.

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