COAS, air chief witness long-range defence capability


RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan witnessed the firepower display by Pakistan Army Air Defence.

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the military, said on Thursday that Pakistan Army Air Defence displayed its firepower capability at the Air Defence firing ranges near Karachi.

Firing by all air defence weapons system was culminating event of two weeks long Exercise Al Bayza-2019.

Hallmark of the event was the recently inducted long-range air defence weapon system LY-80. “Induction of LY-80 has realised the concept of a comprehensive, layered and integrated air defence capability with enhanced lethality,” the press release said.

Interacting with the officers and troops, Gen Bajwa congratulated army’s air defence wing for the successful conduct of firepower capability display.

The army chief said that LY-80 has greatly enhanced air defence capability of Army Air Defence while strengthening it at the national level along with PAF, the overall custodian of the defence of Pakistan’s air space.

Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan also congratulated Pak Army for induction of LY-80 which has reinforced Pakistan’s overall air defence capability.