An Oman-Britain military exercise, codenamed “Magic Carpet 2021”, began Saturday between the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) and the British Royal Air Force at the air training zone in the Governorate of Dhofar.
The exercise, which will run till 18 November, includes joint training air operations that aim to sustain RAFO’s preparedness in all fields, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
The exercise comes as part of joint military cooperation and exchange of expertise between the Sultanate of Oman and the United Kingdom (UK).
Earlier, Ben Wallace, State Secretary for Defence of the United Kingdom (UK) arrived in Muscat Thursday on an official two-day visit to the Sultanate of Oman.
During his visit, the UK Defence Secretary will attend the practical demonstration for the joint Omani-British exercise “Khanjar Oman” or Oman Dagger.
The British guest was received upon his arrival at Muscat International Airport by Vice Admiral Abdullah Khamis Al Ra’eesi, Chief-of-Staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF), Senior Officers, the UK Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman and the Defence Attaché at the UK Embassy in Muscat.