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British and Omani Militaries combined forces over the last few weeks on Exercise SaifSareea3, culminating in an awesome fire power demonstration lasting more than 30 minutes at two separate locations in Oman.

On 3 Nov 18 a Fire Power Demonstration brought weeks of hard work together in a series of simulated attacks on targets. Streamed live to a VIP area in an inland location, an amphibious assault by Royal Marines and Omani troops onto a beach location in Eastern Oman with fast-roping from RAF Chinook helicopters of 27 Squadron, combined with Naval gunfire support formed the first element of the demonstration.

Major General Skeates and Senior Officers from the Sultan of Omans Armed Forces view the Fire Power Demo Rehearsal.

The second phase, viewed by Omani Officers and Officials, Gavin Williamson the UK Secretary of State for Defence, and the Chiefs of UK Defence Forces, started after Omani Air Defences shot down a ‘rogue’ drone aircraft. This was followed closely by various attacks from the air and ground. This included airstrikes by RAF Typhoons, Omani F-16s, Omani Super Lynx and Army Air Corps Apache helicopters before Javelin anti-tank weapon firing destroyed more targets.

Image of 1 Armoured Infantry Brigade on exercise Saif Sareea 3 in Oman.

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Armour manoeuvre with Challenger 2 main battle tanks is a crucial component of our combat power on Exercise Saif Sareea 3 in Oman.

| British Armed Forces News

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Photographer: Cpl Nicholas Egan RAF, SAC Will Drummee RAF, Cpl Ben Maher

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