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Multinational military drill Bright Star concludes in Mediterranean Sea

The joint Bright Star 2021 military training concluded activities on Friday at Mohamed Naguib Military Base on the Mediterranean Sea. Egypt, along with the United States and 19 other countries.

Bright Star first began in October 1980, as a result of the US-brokered peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. The joint maneuvers were held in autumn every two years on Egyptian soil, but have faced complications between the political events of 2011 and until 2017.

The training’s final stage included tactical shooting with live ammunition, reconnaissance, and aerial bombardment. Armed anti-tank helicopters also engaged and destroyed enemy targets and carried out artillery bombardments.

During this stage, all parties showed close cooperation and were successful in reaching target goals.

The forces also carried out a Situational Training Exercise (STX), which included training against snipers, drones, and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), as well as medical evacuation and treatment and Command Post Exercises (CPX).

Furthermore, there was atypical threat training training on how to board and inspect a suspicious ship for naval units, paratroop trainings, shooting practice, and a leadership symposium.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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