Within the framework of supporting and strengthening military cooperation relations with friendly and brotherly countries, one of the formations of the Egyptian Air Defense Forces carried out the joint training exercise “Sky Shield” with the participation of Greece and Cyprus as observers.
In addition, a delegation from Saudi Arabia and Pakistan attended the events in one of the training fields of the Air Defense Forces of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Egyptian Armed Forces said in a statement.
The events began with a speech by Lieutenant General Mohamed Hegazy, Commander of the Air Defense Forces, during which he conveyed the greetings and appreciation of General Mohamed Zaki, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of Defense and Military Production, and Lieutenant General Osama Askar, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, to the participating elements in the exercise.
The Egyptian Commander pointed to the importance of the training that contributes to the transfer and exchange of expertise in light of the continuous development and modernization of air defense systems.
The exercise included tactical and topographical guidance, presentation of the tactical idea, and execution of advanced systems shootings by the Egyptian Air Defense Forces, which reflected the extent of professionalism that the members of the Air Defense Forces enjoy, which qualifies them to carry out all the tasks assigned to them efficiently and competently.
The training comes as an extension of the series of joint exercises between the Egyptian Armed Forces and their counterparts from friendly and brotherly countries, which have strong bonds of partnership and cooperation in many different fields. (Source/Photo © Egyptian Armed Forces - Ministry of Defense)