DOHA, Qatar, Apr 6 (NNN-QNA) – The Qatari armed forces presented a briefing of joint exercise, Citadel 3, the main exercise at the end of the training course of Qatari armed forces 2014-2017, under the patronage of the Minister of State for Defence Affairs, Dr. Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah, and in the presence of the Chief of Staff, Major General (Pilot) Ghanem bin Shaheen Al Ghanem.

Citadel 3 is a tactical command centre exercise, in which all the leaders and branches of the armed forces participate.

It will take place until Apr 27, through Tariq bin Ziyad and Al Qalayel battalions, in addition to several maritime areas, with the aim of training the joint units to handle real events.

The exercise aims to train leaders on changing tactics, planning, control, command work, coordination among different units and branches of the armed forces, and implementing the skills and techniques that they learned throughout the training course, while training elements on how to prevent infiltration and smuggling.

Speaking to the press, Marine Brigadier General, Mubarak bin Rashid Al Sulaiti, the director of the exercise, said, Citadel 3 is part of a series of training that are held every three years, adding that, it complements the three-year training period, in which the air, naval and infantry branches of the armed forces participate. — NNN-QNA

Source: NAM News Network