The joint air drill, “Basic Liaison 2018”, carried out by the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) and the Royal Bahrain Air Force (RBAF), with the participation nine brotherly, friendly and allied countries, concluded here in Manama on 01 November.
RBAF Commander, Air Vice-Marshal Shaikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, was present, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
The drill contributed to enhancing the level of the participants regarding air defense work. It was also an opportunity to exchange military expertise through the diversity of the aircraft involved in it, which enriched their technical combat capabilities.
The great number of participants contributed to the drill’s success and achievement of its preset goals, particularly regarding the strengthening of relations with brotherly, friendly and allied countries and enhancing cooperation among air forces in the field of air operations.
The joint drill has strengthened cooperation among the participants as it provided an opportunity to prepare new commanders.
Aircraft from the Royal Bahrain Air Force (RBAF) and Air Forces from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, the UK and Pakistan took part in the joint drill which last for about two weeks.