The “Dawn of Storms 25” naval mobilisation drill kicked off in Bahrain on Tuesday, March 16. The military exercise is conducted by the Royal Bahrain Naval Force (RBNF) with the participation of units and weaponry from Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), the Coast Guard and the National Guard.
The drill is part of “Dawn of Storms” series of exercises being carried out within the framework of well-defined programs aimed at training, grooming and boosting the competence of all participants in the exercise.
The drill consists in preparing and planning for maritime combat operations to boost readiness. It also includes training operations on command and control procedures, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Meanwhile, Commander-in-Chief of Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) inspected Monday (photo) the “Fort of the Nation” joint command drill which is carried out by BDF across the kingdom’s governorates, with the participation of the National Guard and the Ministry of Interior.
The BDF Commander-in-Chief got informed about the level of command and operational response and rapid execution of procedures in dealing with crises. He also watched the mechanisms of coordination between BDF, the National Guard and the Interior Ministry in facing emergency circumstances.
He further stressed BDF’s endeavor to modernize preparation and training means in line with the modern military requirements, thanks to the great support of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander.
The BDF Commander-in-Chief pointed out that confronting dangers requires vigilance and readiness to protect the nation’s civilizational achievements. He added that the command drills contribute actively to developing the command and control capabilities, which in return boost the combat and administrative readiness among the participating forces.
Finally, he noted that training is fundamental in evaluating the competence of the units, commands, officers and individuals participating in the exercise.