Multi-National air exercise “ACES Meet 2021-1” started at an Operational Air Base of Pakistan Air Force today.
Pakistan Air Force, Royal Saudi Air Force and United States Air Force are participating in the exercise, while Bahrain, Egypt and Jordanian air forces are invited as observers.
Air Vice Marshal Waqas Ahmed Sulehri, Deputy Chief of Air Staff (Operations), PAF was the chief guest at the opening ceremony of the exercise.
Addressing the ceremony, he said that “international exercises are new neither for the participants nor for the Airpower Center of Excellence. However, this particular cycle of ACES Meet is unique because participating air forces bring along a vast experience of combat operations, whether in counter terrorism or composite flying domains. Therefore, this platform must be fully utilized to share the invaluable experiences for mutual benefits. “
Defence attaches of Jordan and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and air attaché of the United States also attended the ceremony.