Rabat - From April 21-28, American, Moroccan, Canadian, French, German, British, Malian, Mauritanian, Senegalese, Spanish and Tunisian military personnel took part in African Lion 2017 in Morocco.
Rabat – From April 21-28, American, Moroccan, Canadian, French, German, British, Malian, Mauritanian, Senegalese, Spanish and Tunisian military personnel took part in African Lion 2017 in Morocco.
Photos documenting the comprehensive training exercises have since appeared on social media, garnering an enthusiastic response.
The intent of the annual manoeuvers is to build a strong regional and global defence partnership against instability to better guard against it in the future. It’s also an ideal platform for maintaining a capable military via skills obtained in the areas of aerial manoeuvring and flight training, medical assistance, peace keeping operations, intelligence operations, countering violent extremism and terrorism and keeping borders safe.
The photos posted on Twitter attest to the multinational nature of the exercises as well as the scope of the skills shared and the comradery which inevitably develops each year.
Photos include images ranging from US Major Tillotson delivering a command briefing, to pictures depicting an complex training exercise involving divers from the US Navy and the Royal Moroccan Navy aboard a sunken vessel.
Another photo depicts Moroccan General, Belkhir El Farouk, conferring with US Major General, Burke W. Whitman. Additional pictures posted show air force personnel practicing aerial refueling as well as training on aeromedical evacuations.
Moroccan military personnel also did some of the training, which was shown in pictures of US Armed Forces personnel receiving training on proper weapons techniques from members of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces.
The annual exchange of procedures and techniques known as African Lion gives each nation participating the opportunity to improve its own understanding of how to deal with certain situations which may arise. It is also instrumental in assisting African nations to contain regional instability.