Pakistan Army, Air Force test joint conventional firepower capability


RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army and Air Force tested their joint conventional firepower capability in Central Command exercise at Jhelum firing ranges, said a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Saturday.

Commander of Central Command Lt General Azhar Saleh Abbasi briefed the audience about aims, objectives and conduct of exercise.

The exercise marked culmination of a process aimed at integrating all available firepower assets/sensors held with both Pakistan Army and Pakistan Air Force through an optimised near real-time Sensor–Shooter Grid in a Network Assisted Environment.

Various concepts related to the integration of firepower assets like PAF, Artillery, Air Defence, SSG, Army Aviation, Infantry and Armour in support of offensive and defensive maneuvers in a Conventional War were practiced, perfected and validated during the exercise.

The Chief of General Staff (CGS) Pakistan Army, Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar witnessed the concluding event as chief guest. A large number of senior Army and Air Force officers witnessed the firepower display. The CGS applauded efforts of all ranks in making the exercise professionally rewarding and reiterated requirement for continuous efforts to hone professional skills in defence of motherland. CGS commended their services while also congratulating them on the conduct of successful exercise.