Photo courtesy of the army spokesman’s official Facebook page for “Medusa 2017”
CAIRO - 2 August 2017: Egyptian and Greek naval and air forces launched the joint military exercise “Medusa 2017” in the Mediterranean on Tuesday, with the aim of fostering mutual relations and exchanging military expertise.
The exercise lasts for several days and includes the usage of some weaponry that has recently been added to the Egyptian forces, such as the “Submarine 41”, a Mistral-class amphibious assault ship, and F16 fighter aircrafts.
The program includes planning and managing Egyptian-Greek naval and aerial combat for the purpose of boosting the martial abilities of the forces involved, as well as standing by to carry out mutual duties under diverse circumstances.
The Egyptian-Greek military exercise is taking place for the third time in three years, as it started in 2015 in Greece.
Egypt carried out joint military exercises in 2017 with Bahrain, the U.S., France and Greece. In addition, Egypt concluded thirty military exercises in 2016 with Arab, African and Europen countries, as reported by Egypt’s national Al-Ahram newspaper.