Commander-in-Chief of Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa attended part of ‘Hamad-3’ joint drill which is carried out by BDF with the participation of jetfighters and warships of the Egyptian Armed Forces.
On arrival at Isa Air Base, the BDF Commander-in-Chief was welcomed by Chief-of-Staff Dhiab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi, the Royal Bahrain Air Force Commander Air Vice-Marshal Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, senior officers and the delegation of the Egyptian air forces taking part in the military exercise, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa listened to a briefing on the goals and stages of ‘Hamad-3’ joint drill, the jetfighters participating in it and the command and control means. He welcomed the Egyptian Armed Forces delegation and conveyed to them the greetings of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander. He also thanked them for their efforts in participating in the joint exercise.
The BDF Commander-in-Chief lauded the fraternal spirit and joint cooperation between the armed forces of both countries throughout the stages of the military drill. He underlined the importance of carrying out more joint exercises to boost the combat performance and gain more field experience and defense operation planning capability. He added that the exercise is part of boosting bilateral military cooperation and bolstering strong fraternal ties binding the Arab countries.
The BDF Commander-in-Chief expressed heartfelt thanks and appreciation of the efforts made, lauding the high competence shown throughout the stages of the military exercise which clearly reflected the advanced level of cooperation and coordination between the armed forces of both countries.
The BDF Commander-in-Chief was accompanied by Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Catering and Supply Rear Admiral Yusef Ahmed Malallah, Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Operations Major General Ghanim Ibrahim Al Fadhala and senior officers.