Eager Lion Exercises Kick Off in Jordan With Forces From 26 States

Published September 4th, 2022 - 03:18 GMT
Eager Lion Jordan 2019
US soldiers participate in the annual military exercises known as 'Eager Lion', near Maan, south of the Jordanian capital Amman on May 17th, 2017. Around 7,500 security personnel from the US, Jordan and 26 other nations are planning to take part in 'Eager Lion 2019', which is slated to begin August 25th. [Khalil Mazraawi/AFP]

A multi-national military exercise kicked off in Jordan on Sunday, according to Jordan's Armed Forces.

Military forces from 29 countries, including the United States, Kuwait and many others are taking part in this year's Eager Lion exercises for 2022. The head of the Kingdom’s Military Information Directorate Mustafa Al-Hiyari said outlined the scope of the exercises.

The objective of the 10-day military training exercises which last till 15 September is to raise the preparedness and field expertise of the forces of the participating countries.

The Eager Lion exercises have long become part of the Jordan military agenda that first started in 2011 and includes 4,300 military personnel and 1,000 civilian officers.

The Eager Lion exercise includes ground, naval and air military trainings. 

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