Egypt-U.S. joint drill Bright Star simulates real battles

A T-72 tank, operated by a crew of the Luhansk People's Republic forces, fires at a target during a joint military drills with the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic forces at the Torez range outside the rebel-held city of Donetsk, Ukraine September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko


CAIRO — Conditions similar to real battles were created in the Egyptian-U.S. joint drill “Bright Star 2017,” which are being conducted at Egypt’s Mohamed Naguib Military Base and will last until Sept. 20, local media reported on Monday.

The joint military exercise continued on Sunday with the conclusion of the first stage which included training of joint command centers in the presence of top brass.

Tactical tasks were fulfilled to assess the ability of the participating troops on joint action and to take suitable decisions.

Bright Star is seen as one of the most important joint military exercises between the armed forces of Egypt and the United States as they reflect strong military cooperation between the two countries.

The drills are meant to enhance strategic and security relations between the United States and Egypt.

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