Egypt conducts military exercise near Libya border

2019/03/06 – The Egyptian army on Tuesday conducted a major military exercise near the Libyan border.

The exercise was attended by Army Chief-of-Staff Mohamed Farid, according to an army statement.

The drills included tactical exercises simulating real-time combat scenarios.

Within recent years, the Egyptian army has foiled numerous attempts to smuggle weapons from neighboring Libya.

Mahmoud Barakat  / Anadolu Agency

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Mali – RAF Chinooks continue supporting French operations in Mali

2019/03/06 – Royal Air Force Chinook helicopters have been supporting the French forces in Mali on operations countering the ongoing insurgency, say the RAF.

The Chinooks have been transporting French personal to the forward operation bases as the French military conduct a changeover of troops. Continuer à lire … « Mali – RAF Chinooks continue supporting French operations in Mali »

Libya – Al-Sarraj seeks broader cooperation with Africom

2019/18/02 – Chairman of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj discussed on Saturday with General Thomas Waldhauser, Commander of the US Africa Command « AFRICOM », strengthening cooperation and strategic partnership between the two countries.

The meeting held on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference focused on the possibility of increasing and expanding security and military coordination with the Libyan military and security apparatuses, beyond cooperation in the fight against terrorism, and to include support, capacity-building and training programs, according to the PC’s head Press Office.

In this regard, Al-Sarraj called for the preparation of a field training program for special military units with the assistance of AFRICOM.

The Libyan Observer

Sahel-Elite |Photo: Chairman of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj discussed on Saturday with General Thomas Waldhauser, Commander of the US Africa Command « AFRICOM »

Paramount Group in talks to develop Africa’s defense industry

2019/18/02 – South African defense company Paramount Group expects to sign agreements with four African governments this year to set up production facilities in their countries, its chairman said on Sunday.

Paramount, Africa’s largest privately owned defense firm, has established manufacturing capabilities to meet demand from specific domestic markets before, including in India, Jordan, and Kazakhstan. Continuer à lire … « Paramount Group in talks to develop Africa’s defense industry »

Italy/Niger Agreement Made Public Thanks to Freedom of Information Law #Military #Arms

2019/15/02 – The Italian organisations CILD, ASGI and Rete Disarmo have succeeded in their bid to be granted access to the content of an agreement concluded between Italy and Niger, despite opposition from the Italian government.

The three associations held a joint press conference on 6 February after winning their battle to access the content of the agreement. Continuer à lire … « Italy/Niger Agreement Made Public Thanks to Freedom of Information Law #Military #Arms »

Libya – Supreme Commander of Libyan Army appoints an aide to Chief of General Staff.

2019/14/02 – The Presidential Council (PC) has appointed Mohammed Al-Sharif as the new Chief of Staff of the Libyan Army – loyal to the government based in Tripoli.

Al-Sharif’s appointment replaces Abdelrahman Al-Taweel who was named Chief of Staff in September 2017. Al-Taweel was at the time head of the security preparations committee of the PC. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Supreme Commander of Libyan Army appoints an aide to Chief of General Staff. »

NATO provides Intelligence Training to Royal Moroccan Forces

NATO’s Headquarters Allied Air Command sent a Mobile Training Team to Morocco to conduct training with the Royal Moroccan Forces on the subject of Intelligence, Surveillance, Targeting Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR).
According to a statement:

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