The joint military exercise “Native Fury 20” between the UAE and the United States has concluded in Abu Dhabi, national news agency WAM reported.
The exercise was attended by John Rakolta Jr., US Ambassador to the UAE, and several Senior Armed Forces Officers.
The exercise achieved its set objectives, with both armed forces successfully performing their roles. UAE Armed Forces officers also highlighted their ability to handle the most advanced technologies and weapons.
At the start of the exercise, a presentation was made on its practical implementation, which included joint military activities between the two sides.
Rakolta also witnessed the exercise and met several US Army Officers.
The exercise’s various stages were implemented efficiently and professionally, which gave participating forces the confidence to take part in any future joint mission to defend the region’s security and stability.
Both sides also applied the latest combat doctrines and successfully integrated command and control techniques.
Brigadier Tariq Al Zaabi, Director of Native Fury 20, stated that the exercise involved several key stages that are in line with its planned goals, including strategic transportation, planning and implementation, combat operations training in both, coastal and urban environments, and joint military exercises using live ammunition.
“The exercise demonstrated the combat and professionalism of both forces in applying the concept of command and control, to jointly hit their targets with accuracy and effectiveness,” Al Zaabi said.
Al Zaabi added that Native Fury 20 is one of the joint military exercises conducted by the UAE Armed Forces throughout the year with the armed forces of friendly countries, noting that the goal of these exercises is to increase combat efficiency, gain more field experience and unify military concepts and terminology between those involved.
In another development, Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, UAE Minister of State for Defense Affairs, received a phone call from Mircea Geoana, Deputy Secretary-General of NATO.
During the call, both sides discussed their joint cooperation in defense and military affairs and ways of reinforcing and supporting their related efforts and initiatives, with the aim of achieving global and regional stability and security.
Both sides also expressed their views on several regional and international issues of mutual concern.