Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) is taking part in the ‘Arab Shield 1’ joint drill which is held in Egypt from 03-16 November 2018 at Mohammed Najib Military Base and the joint air and naval training zones in the Mediterranean Sea, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
The exercise is considered as one of the biggest joint Arab man oeuvres in the region with the participation of 8 Arab countries with forces and monitors to carry out joint land, naval and air military exercises.
The participating forces are from Egypt, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Jordan and other countries taking part as monitors.
The military exercise involves land, naval and air Special Forces and aim to strengthen joint military cooperation between Egypt and other Arab countries in order to build combat capabilities and deliver common goals.
“The drill comes as part of the joint training plan carried out by the Egyptian armed forces with many other countries to develop military relations, face common challenges, and support efforts for security and stability in the region,” according to a statement issued by the Egyptian Armed Forces earlier this month.
Meanwhile, Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) held Thursday, at the Royal Defense Force Training Centre in Manama, a graduation ceremony for a specialized Officers military session, in the presence of Maintenance and Technical Supply Director Rear Admiral Anwar Abdullah Jassim Al Jowder.
A number of Officers from the Interior Ministry, the National Guard as well as the Saudi, UAE and Kuwaiti armed forces participated in the session.
After a recitation of some verses from the Holy Quran, a briefing was given on the session, its training stages as well as theoretical and practical subjects.
Then, the Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Operations presented the graduates and top achievers with their certificates and prizes of appreciation, lauding the role of officers and trainers in successfully achieving the session’s requirements.