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Jordanian Special Operations Task Force Opens SOFEX 2022

Royal Jordanian Naval Forces responding to a 'hijacked' ferry scenario on the Red Sea during the SOFEX 2022 Opening Ceremony [© Bob Morrison]

SOFEX 2022 formally opened today with a Jordanian Special Operations Task Force demo in the presence of His Majesty King Abdullah II, reports Bob Morrison.

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The formal opening ceremony for SOFEX, the Special Operations Forces Expo held biennially in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is usually pretty spectacular but this year they literally put the boats out. In the past held with an airport runway and the suburbs of Amman as a backdrop, to mark the new location at Aqaba at the head of the Red Sea a Naval SpecOps scenario was organised instead.

His Majesty King Abdullah II during the Jordanian National Anthem at the start of the SOFEX 2022 Opening Ceremony in Aqaba [© Bob Morrison]

We were in place to capture today’s action, and were actually even closer to the ‘hijacked’ ship than His Majesty was, so watch out for a full feature hopefully in the not too distant future. However in the meantime here’s a few images to maybe whet your appetite.

Jordanian SpecOps Task Force regaining control of a ‘highjacked’ ferry on the Red Sea [© Bob Morrison]
Jordanian SpecOps parachuting from a RJAF C-130 over the Red Sea [© Bob Morrison]
Jordanian SpecOps storming ashore on a Red Sea beach south of Aqaba [© Bob Morrison]
Jordanian SpecOps assaulting a building to capture a High Value Target [© Bob Morrison]

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