The Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), represented by the Royal Bahrain Naval Force (RBNF), conducted a live ammunition firing exercise.
RBNF Commander, Rear Admiral Sheikh Khalifa bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, attended the drill, held as part of RBNF’s training programs aimed at training, rehabilitating and enhancing the efficiency of its personnel while preparing and planning for marine combat operations.
The firing began on targets set within the range of defensive positions, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
RBNF’s systems and weapons monitored the targets and carried out live ammunition. All targets were hit directly and accurately using the latest advanced combat weapons and naval techniques.
The exercise aims to increase the effectiveness of the Royal Bahraini Naval Force in various combat situations and upgrade the competence of its affiliates, as part of the development and modernization strategy implemented by the BDF in the naval field to create a solid military ground for the protection of maritime borders and combat terrorism, mines, infiltration and vandalism.
The drill is within a series of exercises held by the RBNF to hone the skills of its personnel and train them on tactical and operational work, as well as to consolidate the concepts of joint action with various weapons of the Bahrain Defence Force.
Meanwhile, Commander-in-Chief of Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa deputized BDF Chief-of-Staff Lieutenant General Dhiab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi to attend the opening ceremony of the 10th Joint Command and Staff session, held under his patronage at the Royal Command and Staff and National Defence College (RCSC).
The RCSC Commander welcomed the ceremony patron and thanked the BDF Chief of Staff for opening the 10th Command and Staff session. Then, a briefing was given on the session and its preparatory stages and educational curricula.
The BDF Chief-of-Staff expressed happiness about opening the session and conveyed the greetings of the Commander-in-Chief. He welcomed the participants from the armed forces of brotherly countries, wishing them every success. He underlined the need to keep abreast of ongoing military development to cope with contemporary needs and scientific progress and maintain national security and stability.
He further emphasized that the session, which will provide the participants with a Master Degree in military sciences, will help them assume responsibilities in their future military career.
The opening ceremony was attended by senior BDF officers.