Air Chief oversees operational exercise of PAF.

ISLAMABAD -- Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu on Wednesday oversaw the operational Pakistan Air Force, Air Defence exercise.

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) conducted an operational Air Defence exercise focusing at fostering synergy while considering future warfare challenges, a PAF news release said.

The aim of the exercise was to practice counter air operations in order to validate contemporary employment concepts.

The exercise was focused on integration of PAF and Pakistan Army air defence assets while training PAF operational crew to develop, practice and validate tactics against envisaged threats.

While monitoring the conduct of exercise from Command Operations Center, the Air Chief assessed integration and synergistic employment of offensive and defensive forces in synergy with Army Air Defence in order to validate contemporary employment concepts under near-realistic threat scenarios.

The PAF operational assets including Fighter aircraft, Air Defense elements, Force Multipliers and Battle Management Centers were also integrated in the exercise.

Earlier, the CAS visited an operational base in the context of same exercise to assess the integration of newly acquired unmanned aerial system (UAS) in the PAF's operational construct.


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