Activities of Al Shomoukh 2 continue

Muscat: The various military, security and civil orgnaizations continue their participation in the second day of the Al Shomoukh 2 national exercise and prepare for the Al Saif Al Sareea 3 (SS3) exercise that will be implemented with the Royal British Armed Forces as per the preset plans for the exercises. The exercise aims at ensuring readability of the sectors to carry out the joint national duties which addressing the different national issues and at all strategic operational and mobilization levels to reach the national perspective aims and objectives.

On the participation of the military and security services in the exercise a number of commanders gave the following statements to the Moral Guidance in which they talked about the readiness and capabilities of the military and security sectors.

Maj Gen Matar bin Salim al Balushi, Commander of the Royal Army of Omani (RAO) said that all brigades, formations and units of RAO have received special care from His Majesty the Sultan, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.  He noted that the modernization plans continue to ensure improving the levels of performance at the different areas and fields. He added that RAO takes part as a key component of the Al Shomoukh/2 and SS3 military exercises.

Air Vice-Marshall Matar bin Ali al Ubaidani, Commander of the Royal Airforce of Oman (RAFO) said that ” within the context of care and attention accorded by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces that the joint SS3 military exercise will be implemented in the coming days by the Sultan’s Armed Forces and the Royal British Forces.  He noted that the exercise, whose planning continued for almost three years, will be implemented as per modern war management systems to achieve the prospective aim behind it.

On his part, Maj Gen Hamad bin Sulaiman al Hatimi, Assistant Inspector General of Police and Customs for Operation said that the participation of the Royal Oman Police (ROP) in Al Shomoukh/2 and the SS3 military exercise comes in a bid to develop ROP capabilities and ensure more integration and harmony between ROP command and other military and civil orgnaizations taking part. –ONA


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