Egyptian, US navies hold joint exercises in Red Sea

Mohamed Samir
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Egyptian and US navies have conducted a joint drill in the Red Sea, Egypt’s Armed Forces announced in a statement on Thursday.

The passing exercise (PASSEX) was held with the participation of the Egyptian frigate ‘Taba’ and missile boat ‘June 18’. Meanwhile, participating on the US side was the US Arleigh Burke-class destroyer ‘USS MAHAN’, as well as two Sentinel-class cutters, the ‘USCGC CHARLES MOULTHROPE’ and ‘USCGC ROBERT GOLDMAN’, the statement .

The Egyptian and US navies’ drills included training on maritime security procedures in the areas of operations in the Red Sea, and protection of naval ships. The statement added that such exercises effectively contribute to preserving maritime security and stability in the region.

Egypt regularly holds joint military exercises with other countries to boost military collaboration and exchange military expertise.

On Sunday, the Egyptian and French naval forces carried out several drills within the southern fleet. Both countries’ air forces also conducted joint exercises, called “Ramses – 2021”, at an Egyptian air base.

The joint drills come “within the framework of the Armed Forces General Command’s plan to upgrade the level of training of Egyptian forces, and exchange experiences with the armed forces of brotherly and friendly countries,” the Egyptian Armed Forces said.

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Mohamed Samir Khedr is an economic and political journalist, analyst, and editor specializing in geopolitical conflicts in the Middle East, Africa, and the Eastern Mediterranean. For the past decade, he has covered Egypt's and the MENA region's financial, business, and geopolitical updates. Currently, he is the Executive Editor of the Daily News Egypt, where he leads a team of journalists in producing high-quality, in-depth reporting and analysis on the region's most pressing issues. His work has been featured in leading international publications. Samir is a highly respected expert on the Middle East and Africa, and his insights are regularly sought by policymakers, academics, and business leaders. He is a passionate advocate for independent journalism and a strong believer in the power of storytelling to inform and inspire. Twitter: LinkedIn: