Saudi, Jordan forces carry out joint drill

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Units from Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), on Saturday, arrived at the Saudi King Abdulaziz Naval Base (KANB), while a group of Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) arrived at the Marka military airport in Amman, to carry out the "Abdullah 5" joint military drill this week.

The Abdullah 5 joint drill between the Jordanian and Saudi armed forces is part of a series of joint training programs between the armies of the two countries.

The three-week drill aims at enhancing joint cooperation, exchanging of expertise, developing military skills, training in counter-terrorism operations, dealing with ammunitions and raising combat efficiency.

Also, according to Jordanian official news agency PETRA, The Jordan Armed Forces- Arab Army (JAF) will carry out the Eager Lion 2017 joint drill with the US side and the participation of 23 countries May 7-18.

The drill aims to boost cooperation between the armed forces of the participating nations, enhance their defence capabilities, train on strategic planning in a joint operations environment, raise the combat readiness of the participating armies and develop their national crisis management capacity to counter unconventional threats.

The various activities of the drill will take place in the JAF training fields using various weapons by land, air and marine forces, besides wide participation of security forces, ministries, governmental and non-governmental organisations and the National Centre for Security and Crisis Management.

Eager Lion is a multinational military exercise held annually in Jordan. It kicks off this year in its seventh version that involves operational field activities and tactics in fighting terrorism and applies modern warfare methods.

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