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22 Mar 2018

Bahrain Takes Part in Gulf Shield 1 Drill in Saudi Arabia

Bahrain Takes Part in Gulf Shield 1 Drill in Saudi Arabia

A task force from the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) arrived to the Eastern Region in Saudi Arabia to take part in the joint military drill, 'Gulf Shield 1'.

The BDF task force has thus completed its combat and administrative preparations, and is now ready to participate in the ground, air and marine stages of the exercise, alongside armed forces from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Arab, Islamic and friendly countries, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.

Organized by the Saudi Ministry of Defense, Gulf Shield 1 kicked off on Monday with the participation of military forces from 23 brotherly and friendly countries in addition to the Saudi Armed Forces, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.

Four of the participating countries feature in the list of the ten strongest armies in the world. The largest of its kind in the region, the drill is scheduled to last for one month.

The drill aims at raising the military readiness of the participating countries, modernizing the joint mechanisms and enhancing coordination and cooperation.

The Gulf Shield 1 drill is a turning point in terms of the techniques used in accordance with the most modern military systems in the world.