Muscat, As part of the concluding events of the
Swift Sword 3 joint military exercise, a comprehensive briefing on the
achievements made during the joint operations stage was given at the
Commands of Swift Sword 3 today.
During the briefing, the commanders of the Sultan Armed
Forces (SAF) praised the high level of SAF, as well as other military,
security and civil organisations. They also hailed the soldiers combat
efficiency at the operation theatre, as well as their punctuality and
professionalism in the hypothetical and actual events. The briefing also
covered the multiple training objectives achieved at the various areas
related to the joint military operations.
Lt.Gen Ahmed bin Harith al-Nabhani, SAF Chief of Staff
(Exercise Director) hailed the participants at Al Shomoukh 2 and Swift
Sword 3 exercises, whether from SAF, other military, security and civil
organisations, as well as the participants from the British side. He
congratulated them on the great success made during the exercise
and thanked them for the efforts exerted. He urged them to maintain
such high level of performance and develop it in the future.
On his part, Maj.Gen Mattar bin Salim al-Balushi, Commander of
the Royal Army of Oman (RAO), (Commander of the Joint Forces) said
“Al Shomoukh 2 and Swift Sword 3 military exercises have achieved the
planned training goals. I hail the punctuality and high performance of
the Omani officers and soldiers in planning, training, implementation
and joint work areas. The Omani and British forces benefited from the
Air Vice Marshal Mattar bin Ali al-Obaidani, Commander of the
Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO), (Chief of Exercise Control) said, “The
Swift Sword 3 military exercise implemented by the Sultan Armed
Forces and the Royal British Forces with participation from military,
security and other public organisations in the Sultanate has been
successfully concluded. The exercise has achieved all its objectives
and we came out with many learnt lessons”.
Rear Admiral Abdullah bin Khamis al-Ra’eesi, Commander of
the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO), (Deputy Director of the Exercise) said
“The participation of the RNO at the exercise has been very fruitful from
the strategic, operational and mobilisation levels. We came out with
many lessons that will help us in developing our potentials and
Maj.Gen Stuart Skeates, Commander of the British Force and
(Assistant Commander of the Joint Forces) said that he believes that
the exercise has achieved its aims for the Omani and British sides and
in a manner that augments the strong Omani-British relations.
Air Vice Marshal Bruce Hedley, 2nd Deputy of the Swift Sword 3
Exercise said that United Kingdom (UK) benefited a lot from taking part
at Al Shomoukh 2 and Swift Sword 3 military exercises. “I believe that
the harmony and integration between the armed forces in the two
countries have been exceptional. I am really happy to be part of this
exercise. I am really impressed by what I saw in Oman and its
approach in implementing the joint operations. The huge exercise has
been implemented with high professionalism,” he added.
Source: Oman News Agency