MERCY: Franco-Jordanian training in Aqaba

A joint shooting exercise between Jordanian and French forces took place on the 1st and 2nd of April 2013 on the military camp of Al Humaïma, 60 km north of the port of Aqaba. The joint exercise, Mercy, put into action the entire French Army tactical group (GTE) onboard the BPC Tonnerre, 200 legionnaires and 50 vehicles, as well as two Gazelle and a Puma ALAT helicopters. The Jordanian side deployed a section of the Jordanian Armed Forces 61st Special Forces Battalion and their armored Humvees.

Mission Jeanne d'Arc - 1ère Phase

Jordanian Armed Forces M1043A2 HMMWV of the 61st Special Forces Battalion during the exercise.

Mission Jeanne d'Arc - 1ère Phase

A French ALAT SA-342M Gazelle Viviane during the exercise.

Mission Jeanne d'Arc - 1ère Phase

A French Army VAB TOP during the exercise.

Mission Jeanne d'Arc - 1ère Phase

French Army VAB TOP APCs during the exercise.

Mission Jeanne d'Arc - 1ère Phase

A French Army legionnaire during the exercise.

Source: Ministère de la Defense/ECPAD

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