National military exercise, ‘Al Shamouk 2’, begins today

Muscat: The national military exercise ‘Al Shamouk 2’, carried out by the Sultan’s Armed Forces corpses and units from the Ministry of Defence as well as other military and security bodies with wide participation from the civil public organizations began today.

It will be followed by the joint Omani UK military exercise ‘Swift Sword 3’, which will continue up to the end of October 2018. The exercise will conclude with a practical exercise on November 3rd.

The two military exercises aimed at developing the national capacities and ensure harmony among them during the joint national work. They also aim at sharing experiences and benefiting from the ex-experiences of the Sultan’s Armed Forces and the Royal UK Armed Forces. –ONA

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