Ten countries to hold joint air drill in Bahrain
The Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF) will carry out a joint air exercise from April 8 to 18 with an unprecedented participation of 22 warplanes from "brotherly and friendly" countries, Bahrain News Agency reported.
RBAF held a final meeting to assess preparations for the "Main Connection 2012" air drill which was attended by representatives from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Pakistan, the USA and Bahrain.
The exercise is part of RBAF training plans held jointly with brotherly and friendly countries within the framework of defence cooperation to maintain security and stability of the Arabian Gulf region. The drill is considered one of the most important exercises which Bahrain has been committed to for over 20 years.