African Lion is an annually scheduled, multilateral sponsored exercise, with the U.S., Morocco , and Tunisia playing leading roles. The exercise is designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of African pa1tner nation's tactics, techniques and procedures.
African Lion is a U.S. Africa Command-sponsored , U.S. Army Africa (USARAF)-led exercise that involves various types of training, including command post, live-fire and maneuvering, peace keeping operations, an intelligence capacity building seminar, aerial refueling/low- level flight training, as well as medical and dental assistance projects.
Approximately 1,200 U.S. military personnel from the U.S., Egypt, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Tunisia, Belgium , Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spa in , the United Kingdom, Australia, and Portugal travel to various regions of the Kingdom of Morocco to take part in the African Lion exercise series.
African Lion enhances the interoperability of the U.S., its partner nations, and regional organizations in order to contain regional instability, conduct peace operations, counter violent extremist organizations (VEOs), maintain cross-border security, and counter transnational threats".