Emiri Land Force concludes Nasr 2017 exercise
20 Oct 2017 - 0:12
The Emiri Land Force concluded Nasr 2017 exercise, which was held in Al Galayel area under the patronage of Minister of State for Defence Affairs H E Dr Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah, in the presence of Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces H E Major General Pilot Ghanem bin Shaheen Al Ghanim.
The Directorate of Moral Guidance at the Ministry of Defence said in a statement yesterday that all the commanders and branches of Emiri Land Force, the Brigade of Jassim bin Mohammed, the Emiri Guard and units of the Armed Forces took part in the two-week exercise. Exercise Manager Brig. Gen. Shayeq Mesfer Al Hajeri said that the Nasr 2017 exercise focused on training commanders and staff to assess, plan, support and carry out operations to repel aggression, airdrop and incursions and to prevent infiltration and restore the situation in vital areas. Al Hajeri said the exercise also contributed to raising the capabilities of the participants in the command, coordination and control, the general staff, reconnaissance and logistics, in addition to strengthening the ability to analyze the actions of the enemy in the area of operations and increase interaction and harmony between ground forces and other units participating in the exercise.
The exercise Manager pointed out that the idea of the exercise was designed to achieve the mission of the Emiri Land Force, the Brigade of Jassim bin Mohammed, the Emiri Guard and the Armed Forces in defending the state’s land and its vital, economic, strategic and infrastructure facilities, by repelling ground operations and airdrop, and intercept and repel sea and air penetrations, both at night and day.