Chief of the Air Staff of Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu visited an operational air base of Pakistan Air Force.
The PAF Chief, during his visit, reviewed the ongoing multi-national air exercise “ACES Meet 2021-2”, Pakistan Air Force and Turkish Air Force are actively participating in the exercise, while the United Kingdom and Uzbekistan air forces are invited as observers.
The purpose of the drill is to refine tactics, enhance the combat potential of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and consolidate interoperability amongst participating air forces in an integrated environment based on perceived operational scenarios.
Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu while addressing the exercise participants, said that “ACES Meet is unique as participating air forces bring along a vast experience of combat operations, whether in counterterrorism or composite flying domains.”
He further said that “The existing global security scenario coupled with the evolving dynamics of air warfare, calls for enhanced partnership between Pakistan and Turkey.” Added that with every passing year, the Pakistan-Turkey friendship has become stronger and stronger.
It must be noted that the Exercise ACES Meet 2021-2 involves the participation of modern fighter jets and support elements from PAF and TurAF.
The Pakistan Air Force regularly conducts similar operational drills with friendly countries to remain abreast of challenges and response strategies in a contemporary threat environment.
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