The statement on CENTCOM’s website said, “The United States, Jordan and 28 other countries launched the two-week ‘Eager Lion’ exercise in Jordan today. The practice, to be held from September 4-15, represents one of the largest military exercises in the region.” .
In the statement, it was stated that the aim of the exercise was to “exchange military expertise and improve interoperability between partner countries”.
The military exercise, which was held for the 10th time this year, included “long-range bombing, defense against cyber threats from imaginary enemies, inter-agency communication and coordination, development of counter-terrorism skills, integrated air and missile defense synchronization, advanced competencies for maritime and border security, disaster response. In the statement, which included titles such as “and humanitarian aid”, in the multilateral training exercise postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak in 2021, 1700 members of the US and 2,200 armed forces of Jordan, as well as 591 coalition personnel from 28 other countries as participants or observers. included was recorded.
The exercise is considered the most important event of the US military relationship with the Jordanian Armed Forces, one of the most powerful and reliable partners of the US Central Command in the region.
In the meantime, the following statements were made by Major General Steven J. deMilliano, USA, Exercise and Training Director:
- Eager Lion is a multifaceted event that demonstrates our commitment to partnerships and responsive joint forces operating in complex environments that do not offer easy victories or quick wins.