Saudi troops return home as Eager Lion military exercise concludes in Jordan

Saudi troops return home as Eager Lion military exercise concludes in Jordan
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The Eager Lion 2019 military exercise concluded in Amman on Friday in the presence of the commander of US Central Command, Gen. Kenneth McKenzie. (SPA)
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The Eager Lion 2019 military exercise concluded in Amman on Friday in the presence of the commander of US Central Command, Gen. Kenneth McKenzie. (SPA)
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The Eager Lion 2019 military exercise concluded in Amman on Friday in the presence of the commander of US Central Command, Gen. Kenneth McKenzie. (SPA)
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The Eager Lion 2019 military exercise concluded in Amman on Friday in the presence of the commander of US Central Command, Gen. Kenneth McKenzie. (SPA)
Updated 06 September 2019

Saudi troops return home as Eager Lion military exercise concludes in Jordan

Saudi troops return home as Eager Lion military exercise concludes in Jordan
  • The commander of the Saudi forces said the exercise developed participants’ ability to plan and execute joint operations
  • Personnel from the Saudi army, navy, air force and air defense partook in activities

AMMAN: The Eager Lion 2019 military exercise concluded in Amman on Friday in the presence of the commander of US Central Command, Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, and the heads of delegations participating in the exercise from 30 other countries.
8,000 took part in the exercise at various locations across Jordan.
Personnel from the Saudi army, navy, air force and air defense partook in activities, alongside members of the security forces of the US, UK, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Japan, South Korea, Jordan and Egypt.
Brig. Gen. Jaafar bin Hadi Al-Qahtani, commander of the Saudi forces, said that the exercise accomplished many objectives, including developing the participants’ ability to plan and execute joint operations, and exchange experiences between the Saudi armed forces and their international counterparts.
Saudi security personnel successfully completed exercises aimed at improving their skills in combating terror, and received training in fighting in cities, freeing hostages, planning and responding to electronic warfare, implementing strategic bombing operations, sniper training and weapons of mass destruction protection training.
They also carried out joint operations and training related to international maritime security, psychological warfare and monitoring and destroying remote-controlled devices.
“The exercises simulate reality and live ammunition was used during most of them,” Al-Qahtani added.