The training system of the UAE Armed Forces is an essential foundation for preparing the UAE’s brave forces to face all possible challenges, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has said.
The remarks were made on Monday while His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed was visiting the Presidential Guard Training Centre at the Mahawi Military Camp, where he opened the Joint Fires Pavilion at the Advanced Training School.
He was accompanied during the tour by H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, and H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed said that the UAE, led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, "is moving forward to developing its military and defence capabilities, which enables its armed forces to be on the highest levels of preparedness, and to have the qualities for standing up to all threats and dangers, as well as perform its national duties in the best ways possible."
He added that developing the skills of the Armed Forces, training them on the latest military and operational technologies, and giving them the required expertise and practice, "are matters of advanced priority for the UAE’s wise leadership, who desires to improve the abilities of its human resources and provide them with the best possible training."
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed also briefed on the Joint Fire Pavilion and other training sections during his visit, which includes the latest simulators to train recruits on the skills of final attack controllers, using the latest systems used by other military forces and formation support.
He also watched live training scenarios where the recruits applied the skills and expertise that they received to perform joint operational tasks. Sheikh Mohammed also watched a practical display that was performed by the recruits, who fired mortars on targets.
He spoke to the trainees at the end of the visit, and urged them to continue their efforts and develop skills to improve their abilities and military performance. Later, commemorative pictures were taken with the recruits, including Sheikh Mohammed, the attendees and the Presidential Guard Command.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed was also accompanied during the tour by Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs; Staff Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces; Staff Lt. General Juma Ahmed Al Bowardi Al Falasi, Adviser to the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and a number of the Presidential Guard Commanders.