Where the Egyptian and French sides carried out a refueling exercise in the air, with the participation of the French MRTT aircraft.
The joint Egyptian-French air training, in which a number of Egyptian multi-tasking aircraft (Mirage 2000, Rafale, "F-16") participated in it.
At the beginning of the same month, August 2021, the Egyptian Air Force arrived at Al Dhafra Air Base in the UAE, to carry out a military maneuver called "Zayed 3".
The "Zayed 3" maneuver was with the participation of a number of multi-role combat aircraft of various models, and lasted for several days.
The "Zayed 3" maneuver aims at "training to hone the skills of the participating forces on both sides in order to reach the highest levels of efficiency and readiness to carry out joint tasks and manage air operations under various circumstances."
Over the past years, Egypt has intensified conducting joint military exercises with several Arab and foreign countries, most notably the United States, France, Greece, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Sudan.