The two-week-long Pakistan-Egypt first joint air defence Exercise Sky Guard-1 2021 was conducted in Egypt. The joint exercise was aimed to bolster military cooperation between the two countries in the face of existing and emerging threats in the air defence domain. Opening Ceremony of the exercise was held at Cairo, Egypt on May 28, 2021. Lieutenant General Muhammad Chiragh Haider, Director General Joint Staff Headquarters witnessed the opening ceremony. Egyptian Chief of Air Defence, Major General Mohamed Hagezy Abdel Mawgood along with other military officials from both countries were present at the occasion. The exercise focused on greater integration, interoperationability, synergy, information gathering, and decision making of air defence tentacles to generate a comprehensive response against multiple hostile air threats in battle.
The participating troops exchanged operational drills and procedures to meet the future battlefield environment. Troops of Pakistan and Egyptian Air Defence tentacles participated in the first-ever joint air defence exercise between the friendly countries.
Commander Army Air Defence Command (AAD) Lieutenant General Hamood Uz Zaman Khan witnessed the final phase of live firing exercise and closing ceremony held at Cairo, Egypt on June 4, 2021. He lauded the professionalism of participating troops and emphasized the need to be abreast with emerging trends and techniques. Pakistan’s Ambassador to Egypt, Sajid Bilal, Air Vice Marshal Abdul Moeed Khan, Director General Air Operations PAF, Observer Brig Gen Emad Hagi from Bahrain and a large number of military officials from both countries attended the ceremony.
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