Chairman of Jordan’s Joint Chiefs of Staff Major General Yousef Hneiti, in the presence of British Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir Nick Carter, attended Friday a tactical exercise by the Quick Reaction Force Battalion 81 and British 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment.
The joint exercise included artillery, sniper shooting and medium machine gun fire, in addition to medical evacuation and fighting in built-up areas, Petra news agency reported.
The participants at the drill showed accuracy in hitting targets and advanced skills in implementing tasks related to the military exercise.
The exercise is part of annual training programs implemented by the Jordan Armed Forces - Arab Army (JAF) to further advance the efficiency, readiness and combat capacities of army personnel along with a number of brotherly and friendly armies.
Egypt has signed a contract with France to buy an observation satellite and two multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) aircraft built by Airbus, according to French newspaper La Tribune.
Earlier, Jordanian Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Dr. Bishr Khasawneh, stressed the “strong” partnership relations between Jordan and the United Kingdom, and the keenness to strengthen them in all field.
At talks held on Thursday with UK Chief of Defense Staff, General Nicholas Carter at Prime Ministry headquarters (photo), Khasawneh and Carter discussed ways to increase Jordan-UK cooperation and coordination in the military and defense fields, and exchange expertise and training programs between the two kingdoms' armed forces.
The talks, which were attended by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Major Gen. Yousef Huneiti, also went over developments in the Middle East region and efforts to enhance regional security and stability.