Karachi: Pakistan Army Air Defence displayed its fire power capability at Air Defence firing ranges near Karachi. Firing by all air defence weapon systems was culminating event of two weeks long Exercise Al Bayza-2019.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan witnessed the firepower display. Hallmark of the event was first ever fire by recently inducted Long Range Air Defence Weapon System LY80. Induction of LY-80 has realized the concept of a comprehensive, layered and integrated air defence capability with enhanced lethality.
Interacting with the officers and troops, COAS congratulated Army Air Defence for successful conduct of firepower capability display. COAS said that LY 80 has greatly enhanced air defence capability of Army Air Defence while strengthening it at National level along with PAF, the overall custodian of the defence of Pakistan air space. 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.
Commander Karachi Corps, Commander Army Air Defence Command and number of other senior commanders and principal staff officers also witnessed the event.