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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 15 December 2018

UAE Armed Forces in action for Egyptian desert military drills - in pictures

The drill saw rocket launchers, tanks and fighter-jets take part in target practice displays

Military forces from the UAE were in action for a live display of firepower and co-ordination that took place in the Egyptian desert.

Tanks, fighter jets and rocket launcher teams from Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and Jordan took part on the closing day of Arab Shield on Thursday.

Lieutenant General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, chief of staff of the UAE Armed Forces, was among the senior commanders observing.

The drills took place in Egypt's eastern desert around the Mohammed Naguib military base near the coastal Mediterranean city of Marsa Matrouh.

The live displays also saw target practice sessions by rocket launchers, tanks and fighter-jets and paratroopers descend in a co-ordinated jump.

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