UAE boosts combat readiness

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The exercise, which will continue until January 14, is part of a series of operational drills slated for 2022 and aims to boost the combat readiness of the UAE Armed Forces’ major units, reports Asian Lite News

The ‘Joint Emirates Shield / 50’ military drill, launched by the Ministry of Defence on January 8th, continued on Monday west of the Maritime Theater of the UAE.

The exercise, which will continue until January 14, is part of a series of operational drills slated for 2022 and aims to boost the combat readiness of the UAE Armed Forces’ major units.

UAE boosts combat readiness (WAM)

The third day of the exercise on Monday saw simultaneous and successive large-scale air-borne transportation operations for ground and Presidential Guard forces toward set targets. Logistics operations were carried out to support the transported forces.

Major General Saleh Mohammed bin Mujren Al Ameri, Commander of the Joint Operations, said: “This exercise is a true translation of the advanced level notched by the UAE Armed Forces in terms of their air, ground, and sea-based capabilities, to protect the nation’s gains and potential in various operational environments.

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“We are proud of the country’s achievements achieved in the military field over fifty years in times of peace and war. We bet on our military capabilities, which have become the focus of attention and appreciation of the world, thanks to the directives and unswerving follow-up by the UAE wise leadership.”

The organisation of the “Joint Emirates Shield / 50” is aimed to consolidate the combat readiness of the UAE Armed Forces’ to defend the land, naval and air borders of the UAE against any dangers or future challenges under all circumstances and at all times.