Joint exercise of BAF, US Pacific Air Force ends

A 6-day combined exercise of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) and Pacific Air Force, USA named “Exercise Cope South-2020” ended here at BAF Base Bangabandhu on Thursday.

A total of 147 para commando members of Bangladesh Army led by Commander of para commando Brigade Brigadier General Md Muhsin Alam also took part in the exercise, says a press release of Inter Service Public relation.

Two BAF C-130 transport aircraft and two US C-130 transport aircraft took part in the exercise.

A total of 200 members of Bangladesh Armed Forces and 70 members of the US Air force took part in the exercise.

Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations) of the BAF Air Vice Marshal M Abul Bashar attended the closing ceremony as the Chief Guest.

Director of Air Operations Air Commodore ATM Habibur Rahman also spoke on the occasion.

Among others, Brigadier General David Glenn Shoemaker, Chief of Staff, Headquarters Pacific Air Force, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii and other senior military and civil officials of US Embassy and PACAF including BAF participants and senior officers of all three services were present in the ceremony.

source: UNB