Egypt new military base Mohamed Naguib near city of Alexandria 12407171

Defense & Security News - Egypt
 
Egypt has opened the largest military base in the Middle East close to the city of Alexandria.
On Saturday, July 22, 2017, Egypt has opened the largest military base in the Middle East, located close to the port city of Alexandria and the opening ceremony was attended by leading figures in the Arab world. The new base includes more than 1,100 buildings, 72 training fields, two residential complexes and a huge convention centre.
     
On Saturday, July 22, 2017, Egypt has opened the largest military base in the Middle East, located close to the port city of Alexandria and the opening ceremony was attended by leading figures in the Arab world. The new base includes more than 1,100 buildings, 72 training fields, two residential complexes and a huge convention centre.
The opening ceremony at the new Egyptian military base showing M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks deployed on the base. (Source picture Twitter MbKS15)

     
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Egypt's President Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi, attended on Saturday the opening of the new Egyptian Military Base. A Saudi delegation headed by Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal also attended the opening ceremony.

This new military base is named Mohamed Naguib, an Egyptian army officer who became the country's first president.

Egypt’s army announced earlier that it established another base, called Barrani, close to the porous western border with Libya to prevent the infiltration of militants. Authorities have said that Barrani, close to the porous western border, aims to prevent infiltration of militants from Libya.

Egypt built this new military base to protect facilities and projects in the coastal cities on the Mediterranean. The area is a major tourist destination and has seen a surge in acts of terror by suspected militants.

For combat training, the new base includes a complex of specialized training fields and small arms shooting fields. The military said it established an electronic tactical shooting range complex using the latest shooting systems and emulators, and developed an upgraded a marine landing platform within the base.

A video was released on Internet showing all the military equipment, armoured vehicles and main battle tanks deployed on the new military base.
     
 

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