The activities of the 10th round of the multinational “Eager Lion 2022” maneuvers concluded in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, in the presence of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Jordanian Armed Forces, Major General Yousef Al-Hunaiti, the Head of the Saudi Armed Forces Education and Training Authority Major General Adel bin Mohammad Al-Balawi and a number of senior military officials of the participating countries.
The Saudi Armed Forces participated in the exercise with their various branches (land, air, navy and air defense), along with the forces of 27 countries, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The participation of the Saudi Armed Forces in the exercise aims to exchange experiences and raise combat readiness.
The end of the exercise witnessed implementation of a number of combat scenarios, as all weapons, including tanks, combat aircraft and military helicopters were used.
Colonel Mustafa Hiari, Spokesperson of the Jordan Armed Forces- Arab Army (JAF) said the drill’s exercises seek to enhance the level of cooperation and preparedness among participating troops in the field of counterterrorism, border security, drones and new threats pertaining to various types of weapons of mass destruction.
During a press conference on Sunday 04 September to announce the launch of the event, Hiari said that the drill started with the participation of 4,800 military personnel and 1,000 civilians, noting that the training aims to raise preparedness and gain field expertise for forces of the participating countries, Petra news agency reported.
For his part, Assistant Chairman of the Jordanian Joint Chiefs of Staff for Operations and Training, Brigadier General Abdullah Shdeifat, visited the military training center for a briefing on the site, the joint force command and the progress of the drill.
He directed the participants from the JAF to make the most of the drill, which is an opportunity to exchange expertise and expertise among the participants, Petra news agency reported.
Coinciding with the activities of the Eager Lion drill, an operational exercise was launched at the National Center for Security and Crisis Management, with the aim of achieving coordination and partnership at the strategic level, enhancing national capabilities in the management of crises and elevating military and civil coordination during military action.