The US Army and potential African Lion 2023 participants have finalized the scenario for the largest military exercise on the African continent, to be held at Joint Headquarters Suffolk from December 5 to 16.
As for the next round of these military maneuvers, it was decided to develop various field exercises, especially those conducted by the Kingdom, where 50 experts from around the world worked to develop a new vision for the exercise.
The US Africa Command website notes: “This additional exercise will test the combat capabilities of US Africa Command and its supporting components, primarily the US Army South European Task Force Africa (SETAF-AF).
“We are ready for this exercise and we have developed a plan to meet the new challenges,” said Capt. Clarence Jernigan, J7 Training Office Suffolk Officer.
A new simulation program for combat aircraft flight training and combat training will also be developed, as confirmed by Maj. Alvin “Cavalier” Cavalier, AFRICOM’s chief army simulation planner.
“African Lion will use a live virtual co-structural design that will bring forces together from a single working image, providing critical simulation requirements during implementation,” Cavalier said. joint planning in the joint forces”.
The African Lion maneuvers will culminate in various field, naval, air and medical exercises in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal and Ghana.
“The African lion has no equal in Africa,” said Lt. Col. Bradley Vance, commander of the US Africa Command. In 2023, Africa Lion will be hosted by four African countries — Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal and Ghana, Vance said. partner in Africa,” he added.
Despite pressure from some members of the US Congress to move the African Lion headquarters from Morocco to another country, the US administration agreed to host the largest military exercise on the African continent, similar to the previous ones, in the Kingdom. version, with some changes in the training programs.
The US Army’s South European Task Force Africa (SETAF-AF) has confirmed that Morocco will be one of the host countries for Africa Lion 2023, the continent’s largest military exercise.
The US Africa Command website emphasizes that the African Lion exercise is scheduled to begin from May 15 to July 18 in Morocco, Djibouti, Ghana, Senegal and Tunisia.