COAS, Air Chief praises army air defence’s firepower

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RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa yesterday congratulated Army Air Defence for enhancing its capability, said an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement.

“Pakistan Army Air Defence displayed its firepower capability at air defence firing ranges near Karachi,” it said. “Firing by all air defence weapon systems was culminating event of two-week-long Exercise Al Bayza-2019,” it said, adding that Gen Bajwa and Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan witnessed the firepower display.

According to ISPR said, the entire event’s hallmark was the first-ever fire by recently inducted Long Range Air Defence Weapon System LY80.

“Interacting with the officers and troops, COAS congratulated Army Air Defence for successful conduct of firepower capability display,” said the statement.

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

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