RAO commander visits air, naval commands of Al Shomoukh 2, Swift Sword 3 exercises

October 10, 2018

Maj Gen Matar bin Salim al Balushi, Commander of the Royal Army of Oman (RAO), and Commander of the Joint Forces, accompanied by senior officers, visited the Air Command and Naval Command of Al Shomoukh 2 and Swift Sword 3 exercises on Wednesday.

The visit was held to review the readiness and conduct the next stages of the exercises. The visit was also conducted to follow up the progress of operations at the air and sea operation theatres.

Maj Gen Balushi 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.

Maj Gen Balushi praised the efforts exerted by the air and naval commands to achieve the prospective objectives of the exercises as per the plans developed according to events of the exercises.