hief of Staff General Mohamed Farid and his Sudanese counterpart Lieutenant General Mohamed Othman Al-Hussein have witnessed the implementation of the closing activities of an Egyptian-Sudanese joint air drill, Armed Forces, Military Spokesman Tamer el-Refaei said in a statement Monday.
The drill, code-named Nile Eagles – 2, lasted for several days in the Sudan, with the participation of elements of the Air Forces and Special Forces from the two countries, the Armed Forces spokesman said.
The final stage began with a detailed presentation of the preceding activities to determine the extent of the preparedness of the participating forces to carry out any tasks entrusted to them. The activities featured the equipping and taking off of multi-task aircraft and helicopters to carry out interception missions, air protection for the forces, defending vital targets and the implementation of some tasks for special forces in action to eliminate a terrorist hideout, the Armed Forces spokesman said.
In a speech marking the conclusion of the drill, General Farid conveyed the greetings and appreciation of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Minister of Defense Mohamed Zaki to the political and military leaderships of the Sudan.
He also praised the advanced level and high combat readiness of the participating forces and stressed that training is the essence of combat efficiency and the decisive factor for the forces’ success in carrying out their tasks efficiently and capably, the Armed Forces spokesman added