Military drills, dubbed “Hasm 2020”, continued on Saturday in Egypt’s western region, in the presence of Chief of Staff for the Armed Forces Mohamed Farid. The manoeuvres aimed at facing mercenaries and threats on the country’s western borders. The Armed Forces’ land, naval, and air defence forces, including Sa’ka Forces (Thunderbolt Forces), took part in the drills. The army shared a video, entitled “The Egyptian Army defends rather than threatens”, that showed the exercises. The drills started with airstrikes by several multi-task aircraft and various exercises by naval forces and Special Forces. The army carried out successful raids on a coastal target using speedboats pushed by a Mistral Helicopter Carrier. Maritime units launched several Harpoon missiles from naval destroyers and frigates. Meanwhile, naval corvette and frigates launched missiles, covering Sa’ka Forces who conducted other military exercises. Egyptian SOF teams from Paratroopers, Thunderbolts and Navy SF conducted a joint amphibious assault from the Mistral LHD.