National Guard units carried out on Tuesday a naval exercise, named Kifah-1, to combat terrorism and protect vital oil installations on the eastern coast of Bahrain.
In a statement, the National Guard said the exercise comes as part of a series of maneuvers conducted periodically to raise naval and military capabilities.
The drill was conducted on an offshore oil facility on the eastern coast of the kingdom, to evaluate the Guard’s capabilities in command and control systems and progressive plans to protect vital marine facilities and secure their locations.
Major General Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Khalifa, National Guard Chief of Staff, inspected the drills, stressing they were consistent with the efforts deployed to support all security institutions, “in order to enhance the pillars of security and stability and preserve the nation’s gains and achievements,” according to the statement.
He also praised the efforts of the National Guard units in successfully implementing the stages of the exercise with high professionalism, which underlined the permanent readiness to meet the call of duty in various circumstances.
The statement added that the outcome of the naval exercise reflected the continuous progress in the training tracks, which would enable the military institution to perform its national duties with efficiency and competence.