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Egyptian Naval Forces Carry Out Drills in Mediterranean

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019 21:17 GMT

The Egyptian naval forces conducted on Wednesday, December 11th, military drills in the Mediterranean deep waters in order to secure essential strategic objectives, said the Egyptian military spokesperson. 

Several naval combat units including a Mistral-class helicopter carrier participated in the military drills.

The drills witnessed the successful launching of a Harpoon anti-ship missile by an Egyptian submarine with a strike range of more than 130 km. 

The military spokesperson said that the drills were carried out as part of a strategy to improve the naval forces’ ability to face regional threats and consolidate control over the economic zones in the Mediterranean.


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