In Pictures: FAR holds Maroc Mantlet 2022; Morocco-U.S. Disaster management exercise

Royal Armed Forces (FAR) are organizing, from September 12 to 23, at the Military Engineering Rescue Unit and the 3rd Royal Air Force Base in Kenitra, the Moroccan-American disaster management exercise dubbed “Maroc Mantlet 2022”.

The program of this exercise includes seminars and training for the benefit of executives and intervention modules as well as field training, in addition to visits of the military, American and Moroccan authorities that are planned at the different sites and training workshops.

“Maroc Mantlet” is a combined disaster management exercise, which annually brings together specialized FAR disaster management teams and Utah State National Guard teams as well as the U.S. Risk Reduction Agency. One of its goals is to develop technical and procedural interoperability between the specific modules of the responders.

In a statement to the press, Colonel Mehdi Ouhadi, Commander of the FAR Rescue Unit, Director of the Disaster Management Exercise, said that the Rescue Unit in Kenitra is organizing the joint disaster management exercise on King Mohammed VI’s high instructions and within the framework of the Moroccan-American military cooperation.

He emphasized that this exercise is attended by elements and specialized military from the Royal Armed Forces and the Directorate General of Civil Protection, as well as specialized American teams from the National Guard of the State of Utah and the Risk Reduction Agency, adding that this exercise has as objectives the development of the quality of work, as well as the coordination of the action of the participating rescue units, both Moroccan and American.

He further explained that the Moroccan units participating in the exercise test the technical, tactical and procedural maneuvers with the American side, saying that this exercise also aims to improve the action of firefighting units, especially with regard to extinguishing fires by aircraft and the integration of geographic data systems in disaster management operations.

Ouhadi continued that this exercise takes place in two phases: a theoretical phase within the Unit of Rescue and Rescue in Kenitra, which consists of seminars for the benefit of Moroccan and American participants, while the second, a practical phase, takes place at the 3rd Air Base of the Royal Air Force in Kenitra in coordination between all intervention teams, all specializations, under the supervision of Moroccan and American specialists.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button