Egypt, US in Red Sea naval exercises to support regional security

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The Egyptian guided-missile frigate Sharm El-Sheikh (F901) in the Red Sea, 15 February, 2018. (Wikimedia Commons)
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Updated 18 March 2021

Egypt, US in Red Sea naval exercises to support regional security

Egypt, US in Red Sea naval exercises to support regional security
  • The exercises involving Egypt’s Red Sea-based southern fleet are part of ongoing international efforts to maintain stability and react to a range of scenarios
  • The Egyptian frigate Sharm El-Sheikh, and the American amphibious warfare ship USS Somerset (LPD 25), took part in the training

CAIRO: Egyptian and American naval forces have been carrying out military training in the Red Sea as part of an initiative to combat maritime security threats in the region.

The exercises involving Egypt’s Red Sea-based southern fleet are part of ongoing international efforts to maintain stability and react to a range of scenarios.

“The joint training is taking place within the framework of the continuation of joint exercises conducted by the Egyptian naval forces with friendly countries,” said military spokesman for the Egyptian Armed Forces, Tamer Al-Rifai.

He pointed out that the exercises were aimed at enhancing the combat capabilities of marine units to face the challenges and threats to maritime security and stability in the region.

The Egyptian frigate Sharm El-Sheikh, and the American amphibious warfare ship USS Somerset (LPD 25), took part in the training.

The naval exercises – part of a strategic partnership arrangement between the Egyptian and American armed forces – included a set of maritime combat activities such as countering typical threats, situation analysis, transportation logistics, and relevant Red Sea security procedures.