ALGIERS – Tuesday, 25 July 2023 (APS) – General Saïd Chanegriha, the Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army, supervised Monday, on the second day of his working visit to 2nd Military Region, a tactical-naval exercise at the level of the western Seafront, the Ministry of the National Defence said in a statement.


“On the second day of his visit to the 2nd Military Region, General Saïd Chanegriha, the Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army, supervised a tactical-naval exercise at the western sea front,” said the source.

According to the source, General Said Chanegriha, who was welcomed at the main naval Base of Mers El-Kebir by Major General Mahfoud Ben Medah, Commander of the Naval Forces, “inspected a formation of floating naval units who gave him the honours, before following, at the meeting hall, two presentations on the execution of the exercise which comes to crown the 2022-2023 combat readiness programme, made by the Commander of the Naval Forces and Commander of the western Seafront, respectively.”

“On the board of command and force deployment ship “Kalaat Beni Abbes,” General Chanegriha and the delegation accompanying him, followed the conduct of the exercise, amongst others, of a missile shooting on a surface target, an assault and interception operation of a suspect ship with combat helicopters and rapid assault corvettes, as well as an intervention to secure a coastal energy plant to overcome a terrorist group,” said the source.

“The execution of this combined exercise, which aims to assess the operational efficiency of the arm systems of the participating naval vessels, was successful in terms of destructing the targets of the surface with high precision, in addition to other combat actions, namely the interception of a suspect ship and the securing of a coastal energy plant, constituting another success and the outcome of the good mastery, by the crews, of different weapons and equipment, confirming thereby the development and the operational readiness reached by the units of the Algerian naval forces, in the past few years,” affirms the source.