US and Qatar held a joint military exercise under the patronage of Minister of State for Defence Affairs H E Dr Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah and in the presence of Maj Gen Hamad Talihan Al Hajri, Head of Military Manpower at the Qatari Armed Forces, the Qatar’s Joint Special Forces and US Special Operations Central Forces conducted a joint exercise in the Sealine area, southern Qatar.
The Paratroopers Battalion of the Special Mobile Force and a group of the US special operation forces took off the parachute with a free jump system.
The Directorate of Moral Guidance in the Qatar’s Ministry of Defence said that the exercise was a part of the cooperation between the two nations in the field of planning and training for Special Forces at the Qatari Armed Forces.
The two stage parachute jump through military aircraft (C-130) included two jumps. The Qatar team for military jumping came second in the world during the latest World Military Championship in which 42 countries participated.