The Royal Bahrain Air Force (RBAF) jets and nine Arab, friendly and allied countries jointly executed an air exercise titled (Basic Liaison 2018) in the presence of RBAF Commander Air Vice-Marshal Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Khalifa.
The joint air exercise aimed at achieving coordination, cooperation, exchange of expertise and improving air combat readiness, in addition to laying out unified concepts to attain the desired integration in this vital field, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
A Saudi air force officer took pride in participating alongside the RBAF pilots in the exercise that marks its 30th anniversary. He said the exercise achieved its set objectives through joint defense cooperation and coordination.
The joint air drill “Basic Liaison 2018” kicked off on 21 October in Bahrain under the patronage of Commander-in-Chief of Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa.
The exercise is carried out by the Royal Bahrain Air Force (RBAF) with the participation of air forces from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Oman, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, the UK and Pakistan are also taking part as observers, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.