Vessels of the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) fleet are conducting the joint naval drill “Sea Breeze 2022” at the naval zones of Al Batinah and Al Wusta. The exercise runs from 21 to 24 November 2022.
The joint drill is participated by crews of vessels from the Indian Navy and several Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) aircrafts.
The drill comes within the framework of RNO’s annual training plans that aim to sustain preparedness, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
In another development, His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, the Supreme Commander, presided over a military parade Friday, staged at Al Nasr Square in the Governorate of Dhofar on the occasion of the 52nd Glorious National Day.
The event saw the participation of symbolic units representing the Royal Army of Oman (RAO), the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO), the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO), the Royal Guard of Oman (RGO), the Sultan’s Special Force (SSF), the Royal Oman Police (ROP), ground and mounted military music bands, as well as Firaq Forces.
Upon His Majesty the Sultan’s arrival at the parade grounds, he was received by HH Sayyid Shihab bin Tarik Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for Defence Affairs, General Sultan bin Mohammed Al Nuamani, Minister of the Royal Office, and Vice Admiral Abdullah bin Khamis Al Raisi, Chief of Staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces(SAF).
The military parade was attended by Royal family members, ministers, the chairmen of the State Council and Shura Council, advisers, commanders of SAF, military and security departments, heads of diplomatic missions from Arab and friendly countries accredited to the Sultanate of Oman, members of the State Council and the Shura Council, undersecretaries, retired military commanders, judges, members of the Public Prosecution Department, ambassadors at the Foreign Ministry, walis, sheikhs and dignitaries from the Governorate of Dhofar, military attaches of Arab and friendly embassies in the Sultanate of Oman, senior military officers, senior state officials, senior retired officers, commissioned and non-commissioned officers and cadets of the SAF, the RGO, military and security departments and a large gathering of citizens from Dhofar Governorate.