Excellences, Commanders and Senior Retired Officers Visit Al Shomoukh/2 and Swift Sword/3 Exercises Commands

Muscat, A number of their excellences, commanders and senior retired officers today visited the sites of Al Shomoukh/2 and Swift Sword/3 or SS3 exercises currently being carried out by a number of military, security and civil sectors.

Upon arrival to Muaskar Al Murtafah, their excellences, commanders and senior retired officers were received by Lt. Gen Ahmed bin Harith al- Nabhani, Chief of Staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (Exercise Director) 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 Director).

They were then briefed on the exercise planning stages and events carried out and events to be carried out at the coming stages. They were also briefed on the public organizations taking part in the strategic, operational and mobilization levels, as well as the national aims of the exercises.

At the Joint Command of the Exercise, they were also briefed by Maj.Gen the Commander of the Royal Army of Oman (Commander of the Joint Command) on the roles and responsibilities of the joint command.

Their excellences, commanders and senior retired officers paid field visits to the Command of the maritime and Air forces taking part in the exercise and the mechanism of work for the cells and units at these two commands.

They also visited the Media Center of Al Shomoukh/2 and SS3 and reviewed the media service provided. They also visited the Early Multiple Hazards Warning Center and were briefed on the duties of the center according to the events of the exercise.

They also visited Royal Oman Police Force and the National Civil Defence Commission and were briefed on their roles.

Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib al- Busaidi, Minster Responsible for Defence Affairs said that Al Shomoukh/2 and SS3 Military Exercises come in response to the royal directives of His Majesty the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces who laid the foundation of modern state system with all its military, security and civil organizations and components. These components should integrate and keep pace with development.

At the end of the visits, their excellences, commanders and senior retired officers expressed their good feedback about the interaction between the various military, security and civil organisations taking part in the exercises to achieve the prospective national objectives.

Source: Oman News Agency

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