Oman navy begins exercise

MUSCAT - The Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) has begun a month-long naval exercise codenamed ‘Asad Al Bahr’ (Sea Lion) in Omani territorial waters.

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Published: Tue 29 Nov 2011, 9:17 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 2:45 AM

Taking part in the drill together with the RNO fleets are the Sultan of Oman Artillery (RAO), Royal Air Force of Oman and Royal Yachts, as well as officers from Royal Guard of Oman, Royal Oman Police and Sultan Special Forces.

The exercise, a spokesman for RNO said, was “in the context of exchange of maritime experiences and is meant to sustain levels of preparedness in all naval specialties and in line with RNO’s national duties”.

Due to the sultanate’s “strategic location overseeing one of the most important waterways in the world (the Strait of Hormuz), the building of the RNO came to fulfil an active role in the Omani waters so as to safeguard the national strategic, security and national interests”, he added.

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