PAF to launch ‘Exercise High Mark 2010’ next week
March 13, 2010 Leave a comment
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) will launch its countrywide “Exercise High Mark-2010”, from next week to test its professional skills and capabilities.
Defence sources say that this kind of exercise is held after every five years and involves all aerial frontiers and bases from across the country, including the latest missile and firepower of the country.
“The exercise would continue for 40 days and, for the first time, the JF-17 Thunder will also participate in the exercise, in addition to F-16s and other fighter planes,” the sources said, adding that it would be entirely an internal activity and no foreign nation would be invited to participate in it.
It is the main peacetime activity and will cover the entire country from Skardu in the north to the Arabian Sea in the south.
The exercise would also involve the army and naval contingents to show an integrated approach to deal with any eventuality in the time of war.
It would include joint operations with extensive participation from the army and navy, which would further enhance cooperation amongst the three forces. –Daily Times