French and Egyptian naval and air forces train in Ramses 2022 joint drills


According to a statement from Egyptian Military Spokesperson Gharib Abdel Hafez, the Egyptian and French naval and air forces have launched the joint “Ramses 2022” drill, which will last for several days in Egypt.

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Egypt was the first foreign country to purchase the Rafale fighter jets in 2015, buying 24. In May 2021, Egypt has signed a contractgypt has signed a contract with France to buy 30 Rafale fighter jets  (Picture source: Dassault Aviation)


The French Navy’s aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and its accompanying combat groups along with a number of Rafale fighter jets are taking part in the drills.

From the Egyptian side, a formation of frigates, missile launchers, and special troops from the Naval Forces along with a number of “F-16” fighters, multi-tasked Rafale fighter jets, and MiG-29 jets have taken part.

The drills include a number of military activities to train the naval and air forces of both countries in planning and management of joint combat operations so as to unify operational concepts, hone field skills, exchange combat expertise as well as prepare to carry out joint missions.

Abdel Hafez said that the drill comes as part of the growing relations of partnership and military cooperation between the Egyptian and French Armed Forces and to enhance their ability to face challenges in the region and secure vital objectives in the Mediterranean.

The Ramses 2022 drills are part of the increasing partnerships and military cooperation between the Egyptian and French armed forces to overcome any challenges in the region and secure vital objectives in the Mediterranean, the statement said.


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