“Naseem al-Bahr”

Four Arab countries take part in huge controversial naval exercises in the Black Sea

Four Arab countries take part in huge controversial naval exercises in the Black Sea

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Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, and Egypt will participate in or observe the “Naseem al-Bahr” naval drills, which will begin at the end of this month in the Black Sea.


The exercise will take place in the Black Sea region from June 28 to July 10 and will cover a wide range of warfare topics, including amphibious warfare, land maneuver warfare, diving operations, maritime interdiction operations, air defense, special operations integration, anti-submarine warfare, and search and rescue.


With 32 countries from six continents supplying 5,000 troops, 32 ships, 40 aircraft, and 18 special operations and dive teams, this year's iteration boasts the biggest number of participants in the exercise's history.


Since its inception in 1997, Exercise Sea Breeze has brought together the majority of Black Sea nations, as well as NATO allies and partners, to train and operate alongside NATO members in the pursuit of greater capabilities.

SB21 allows employees from participating nations to participate in realistic maritime training in order to gain experience, increase collaboration, and improve interoperability as we strive toward mutual goals.


Ukraine and U.S. are cohosting the exercise in the Black Sea with participation and support coming from 32 countries in total: Albania, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, France, Georgia, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Morocco, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Senegal, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.


By participating in exercises like Sea Breeze 2021, Black Sea nations, in collaboration with NATO allies and partners, increase their ability to undertake a broad range of naval and land operations.

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