Major General Mattar bin Salim al-Balushi, Commander of the Royal Army of Oman (RAO), Commander of the Joint Forces, accompanied by senior officers, visited last week the Air Command and Naval Command of (Al Shomoukh 2) and (Swift Sword 3) exercises.
The visit (photo) came to review their readiness to conduct the next stages of the exercises and to follow the progress of operations at the air and sea operation theaters, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
The RAO Commander, Commander of the Joint Forces and senior officers were briefed on the roles and responsibilities of both commands and the military measures that will be taken to address the hypothetical difficulties. He was also briefed on the size and distribution of air and sea weapons and equipment.
Major General al-Balushi praised the efforts exerted by the air and naval commands to achieve the prospective objectives of the exercise as per the plans developed according to events of the exercise.
Earlier, Lt. General Ahmed bin Harith al- Nabhani, Chief-of-Staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (Exercise Manager) accompanied by Air Vice-Marshall Matar bin Ali al- Obaidani, Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman (Exercise Chief Control), Rear Admiral Abdullah bin Khamis al- Raisi, Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman (Exercise Deputy Manager), also visited the land troops and the hypothetical enemy troops units taking part in Al Shomoukh/2 and Al Saif Al Sarea (Swift Sword/3) or SS3 military exercises to review their deployment mechanisms and the role they will play at the land operation theatre.
The Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF) Chief-of-Staff (Exercise Manager) and other Commanders were briefed on the duties and tasks assigned to both Commands during the exercise and the proposed solutions in the field, as well as the military measures that will be taken according to the preset plan for the exercise.
He hailed the efforts made by the officers in charge of the two forces and the activities that reflect their proper implementation of the previously prepared plans that meet the proceedings of the exercise events.