MEDUSA 12 navy train kicked off on Saturday 19 to Friday 25 November 2022 within the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt.
Egyptian air, naval and particular forces are collaborating within the air and naval drills. Additionally, forces from Greece, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, and the US are collaborating within the Medusa-12 drills.
The UAE, Bahrain, Jordan, Germany, France, Romania, Congo, and Morocco are partaking within the navy workouts as observers.
Train “MEDUSA 12” goals to strengthen the cooperation of the Armed Forces of the collaborating international locations, in addition to to conduct operational coaching at an interdisciplinary degree and in a multi-threat atmosphere, strengthening the position performed by Greece and Egypt within the wider Mediterranean area, Center East and North Africa as pillars of stability and safety.
The workouts fall throughout the framework of exchanging experience and selling navy cooperation between Egypt and pleasant states to face challenges within the Mediterranean area.
The collection of “MEDUSA” workouts is a part of the general planning of the Greek navy concerning the worldwide cooperation of the Armed Forces in addition to the Navy Cooperation Program (MCP) of Greece and Egypt for the 12 months 2022 and additional deepens the superb and multi-level relations between the 2 International locations.
Chief of Employees of the Egyptian Armed Forces Lt. Normal Osama Askar, Chief of the Normal Employees of the Greek Armed Forces Lieutenant Normal Konstantinos Floros and Chief of the Cypriot Nationwide Guard Lieutenant Normal Demokritos Zervakis, in addition to Commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces attended the principle stage of a joint air and naval drill dubbed (MEDUSA 12).
The principle stage began with an in depth briefing on the coaching actions and timeline aboard Egypt’s “Mistral” Anwar El Sadat helicopter service.
The collaborating troops carried out a parachute drop by paratroops and a raid on a coastal goal, along with finishing up air bombardment towards plenty of hostile targets on the coast by multi-tasking plane.
The coaching concerned the execution of artillery capturing by the m. arine models towards uneven targets.
The drill included looking suspicious ships and coaching on the right way to counter an air assault.
Naval models and multi-tasking plane from the collaborating international locations introduced a joint present on the conclusion of the principle stage.
Askar stated the train goals to alternate experience and get acquainted with the most recent fight techniques of the international locations collaborating within the coaching, praising the excellent efficiency of troops and their excessive morale throughout the execution of assorted fight phases, in addition to their skill to hold out joint duties with professionalism and accuracy.
The Egyptian Armed Forces take part with:
• 18 multi-role plane
• 6 Apache E/P helicopters
• 1 Mistral LHD vessel.
• 1 A-200 Frigate.
• 2 Corvettes (Ok/B).
• 2 Particular Operations Boats RHIB (Inflexible-Hulled Inflatable Boat).
• 4 Zodiac Mk V Rubber Boats.
• 8 HMMWVs.
• 1 Special Forces Firm of the Land Forces.
• 1 Navy Special Forces Group.
• 1 Staff of Paratroopers.
• 1 Motorized Infantry Firm (OPFOR).
Egyptian Navy’s First MEKO A200-class frigate ENS Al-Aziz (904) particpated in Medusa-12 Multinational Navy Train within the Mediterranean.
The Hellenic Armed Forces are collaborating with personnel and means from the three branches of the Armed Forces, in addition to the newly created Particular Warfare Command of the Greek Armed Forces, as beneath:
• 4 Plane (A/F) F-16
• 4 Assault Helicopters (AE/P) AH-64.
• 2 Helicopters (E/P) CH-47D.
• 2 Frigates (F/C HELLI and F/C NAVARINON) with their personnel E/P.
• 1 Tanker (A/C CHIOS).
• 1 Submarine (Y/V KATSONIS).
• 10 Inflatable Boats.
• 4 Wheeled Armored Automobiles (Excessive Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Car – HMMWVs).
• 1 Underwater Catastrophe Staff of the Underwater Catastrophe Administration (DMD).
• 1 Firm of Marines from the thirty second Marine Brigade.
• 1 Staff of Free Fall Paratroopers from the Particular Paratrooper Division (ETA).
The Armed Forces of Cyprus take part with:
• 1 AW-139 plane.
• 1 Normal Help Vessel (GUS).
• 1 Underwater Catastrophe Staff.
• 1 Group of Special Forces – Paratroopers.
The Saudi Arabian Armed Forces take part with:
• 1 Corvette with the employees of the E/P.
• 1 Special Forces (SOF) Staff.
• 1 Squad of Marines.
The US Armed Forces take part with 1 Marine Group.