The naval drill “Asad Al Bahar” or “Sea Lion” 1/2023, conducted by the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) began Monday at Al Batinah and Al Wusta maritime zones.
The naval drill, conducted with the support of the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) jets, will run till 1 February 2023, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
The vessels participating in the Sea Lion naval exercise, sailed from Said bin Sultan Naval Base heading towards the exercise location. Many joint naval military activities between the participating ships and crews will be undertaken according to the set plan of the exercise.
The execution of this naval drill comes within the framework of the RNO training plans aimed to sustain the level of readiness of its fleet and personnel, in line with the national tasks entrusted to it.
In another development, Major General Hamid Ahmed Sakroon, Chairman of the Academy for Strategic and Defence Studies (ASDS) in Oman, received a delegation from the Command and Staff College of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) headed by Major General Mohammed Jadu’ Al Ruwaili, Commander of the Command and Staff College and Head of the National Defence University of the KSA.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed several matters of mutual interest. The meeting was attended by Air Commodore Ahmed Mohammed Al Mashaikhi, Commandant of the Joint Command and Staff College, several ASDS senior officers and the Military Attaché of the Saudi embassy at Muscat.
The Saudi delegation also visited the National Defence College (NDC). Upon the guests’ arrival at the NDC, they were greeted by Rear Admiral Ali Abdullah Al Shidi, Commandant of the NDC. The visiting delegation toured the college’s facilities, as well as its various departments and halls.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed a spectrum of topics of mutual interest.
Furthermore, the Saudi delegation visited Oman’s Joint Command and Staff College (CSC). Upon the guests’ arrival, they were greeted by Air Commodore, Ahmed Mohammed Al Mashaikhi, Commandant of the Joint Command and Staff College. The guests went on tour of the CSC and were briefed about the college and its general curriculum.