The Exercise began on 5 March at the Mohamed Naguib Military Base in Alexandria. Egypt and the UK shared core military expertise and built their defensive resilience and capacity. The exercise included realistic scenarios in which troops developed essential skills across a range of areas from marksmanship to contact drills, first aid and counter-IED training.
Last year, the British and Egyptian Ministries of Defence signed the first Memorandum of Understanding to conduct joint military exercises as part of efforts to strengthen their counter-terrorism cooperation. The UK has also joined forces with Egypt, the United States and a number of other countries in Exercise BRIGHTSTAR.