A joint military exercise between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United States land forces has concluded successfully in Abu Dhabi, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
Named “Iron Claw 3”, the training is part of the military exercises the UAE Armed Forces carry out throughout the year, with the aim of enhancing capability, gaining more field experience and understanding military doctrines.
All joint exercises follow the directives of UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to upgrade capabilities and boost the readiness of the armed forces.
In Mid-December 2016, Military forces from the UAE and the United States began conducting “Iron Claw 2” wargames.
The Joint military exercises aim to bolster operational coordination and raise overall combat readiness, according to UAE state news agency WAM.
The drills are also meant to enhance participants’ military capabilities and facilitate the exchange of field experience, the news agency reported.
WAM said the drills also sought to provide UAE forces with the ability to handle various types of sophisticated weaponry and equipment.
No information was available regarding the number of military personnel participating in the drill from both countries.