[Debate] Bahrain's Joint Air Force Military Exercises with USA, KSA, Turkey, Etc.
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Tue Apr 10 00:48:36 BST 2012
Joint Air Force Military Exercises Take off Today Share |
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Manama, April 8 (BNA) -- One hundred jet fighters from 10 friendly
countries will be screaming across Bahrain's skies today, taking part
in the "Initial Link" exercise 2012, organized by the Bahrain Defense
The major military exercise is one of the Royal Bahraini Air Force's
(RBAF) training schemes in collaboration with fraternal and friendly
countries to maintain security and stability in the Gulf. It aims to
enhance competence of pilots and technicians in air forces as well as
support and contingents.
This year's drill is the biggest since 1988. RBAF held a preparatory
meeting with representatives from participating countries including
the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt,
Turkey, Pakistan, the USA and the host country Bahrain. Preparations
were reviewed alongside with combat readiness.
The BDF stressed its resolve to continue upgrading its weaponry and
capabilities according to highest international standards in line with
the standing directives of BDF Headquarters officials, including
Commander-in-Chief field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa.
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