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Joint Egyptian-Jordanian military drill ‘Aqaba’

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Units from the Egyptian and Jordanian Armed Forces started on 22/11/2021 conducting the Egyptian-Jordanian military drills, code named "Aqaba 6".

The exercise, carried out in Jordan, is held in continuation of a series of joint drills between the two countries' Armed Forces with the aim of strengthening cooperation and raising military combat capabilities and readiness to face regional challenges.
"Aqaba 6" last until December 2 with the participation of the Egyptian and Jordanian maritime, air and ground forces. The exercise included the implementation of several maritime and land activities.
Several practical and theoretical lectures also held as part of the training.

On 7/12/2021, the Egyptian and Jordanian military forces concluded Monday the “Aqaba 6” joint military drill in Jordan.

The final stage of the training included the implementation of a joint operation to eliminate an armed terrorist hotbed inside a border village.

The Egyptian Thunderbolt Forces and the Jordanian Special Forces also carried out joint operations to resist armed terrorist elements stationed in the mountainous areas.

The training demonstrated the forces’ high capabilities in carrying out collective work.

‘Aqaba 5’

In 2019, Units from the Jordanian Armed Forces arrived in Egypt to take part in the Jordanian-Egyptian military drills code named "Aqaba 5".
The exercise is a continuation of a series of joint drills between the two countries' Armed Forces with the aim of strengthening cooperation and raising military combat capabilities and readiness to face regional challenges.
"Aqaba 5" held in the southern military area and the Red Sea operations zone. The Egyptian and Jordanian maritime and ground forces are taking part in the drills. The exercise included the implementation of several maritime and land activities. Several practical and theoretical lectures also held as part of the training.

Aqaba 4

In 2018, Egypt’s and Jordan’s military forces started joint military exercise Aqaba 4.

The exercise included infantry forces as well as commandos, paratroopers, the air force, and special navy units. It also included troops from the Engineers Corps of both countries, with the aim of sharing experience and military tactics, to “counter any dangers that might face the two countries or the region.” prepare

The joint military exercise confirmed the historical and strategic relations between both countries. It aimed to exercise both forces to advance their skills and to confront challenges threatening the region.

The exercise served both sides coordinate to implement certain tasks together in the context of counter-terrorism.

'Aqaba 3'

In 2017, the Egyptian and Jordanian armed forces started the joint military exercise Aqaba 3.

The exercise included drills by land forces from the southern military area, the southern fleet, commandos, paratroopers, the air force, and special navy units.

The exercise involved an exchange of expertise between the two militaries as well as maintaining readiness to plan, coordinate and conduct joint missions in the face of unusual threats and other challenges.

'Aqaba 2'

In 2016, the Jordanian and Egyptian armies conducted “Aqaba 2016” joint military drill at the Jordan Armed Forces/Arab Army (JAF) military fields.

The exercise aimed at boosting military cooperation between the armies of the two countries, including training and planning, in order to be ready for any joint current and future missions to support stability and security in the region.

Aqaba 2016 drill carried out at JAF’s military training fields with the participation of elite units from the two armies.

'Aqaba 1'

In 2015, Egypt and Jordan started a joint military exercise, "Aqaba 2015", hosted by Egypt. The exercise included the implementation of several activities, such as fighting terrorism and releasing hostages.

The exercise came to enhance means of military cooperation and partnership with Jordan in order to be ready for any joint mission to support stability and security in the region.


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