African Lion 2022: Southern zone HQ hosts master planning meeting
The Southern zone General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) is hosting, from January 24 to 28, 2022, the master planning meeting of the African Lion 2022 exercise, with the participation of representatives of several countries besides Morocco and the United States.
The meeting, held pursuant to the instructions of King Mohammed VI, Supreme Commander and Chief of the FAR General Staff, is to decide the modalities of execution of the various activities of the African Lion 2022 exercise which will include, in addition to training on the components of several operational areas, training on operations against terror groups, land, airborne, air, sea and CBRN (Nuclear, Radiological, Biological and Chemical) decontamination exercises, said a statement by the General Staff of FAR.
Scheduled to take place from June 20 to July 1, 2022 in the regions of Agadir, Tan Tan, Mehbes, Taroudant, Kenitra and Ben Guerir, the African Lion 2022 drills aim to develop technical and procedural interoperability between FAR and the forces of participating countries as well as training on the planning and conduct of joint operations in a multinational setting, said the statement.
The exercise will be “multinational, multi-domain and multifunctional. It will test participating warfighters’ ability to deploy, fight and win in a complex, competitive and global environment”, said the U.S. Army in a tweet following a previous joint preparations planning that took place in Agadir, in October 2021.