11 February 2013

Southern Africa: SADC Air Military Exercise Presented Today

Luanda — Matters related to the air military exercise dubbed "Zambeze Azul" with the air forces of SADC region, set for June 01-28, were presented on Monday to the press, by the organizing commission, Angop has learnt.

The act was witnessed by the coordinator of the maneuver, the commander of the National Air Force (FAN), General Francisco Afonso Gonçalves, and during it were projected details on the mentioned exercise, that will have as venue the East region of Angola.

The act focused on strategic, operational, tactics and logistics issues, whose theme is "Let hold the Zambeze Azul Air Exercise to consolidate the regional integrity of the Southern Africa region countries.

The exercise is a multinational one, with a humanitarian character, elements of peacekeeping and imposition and is part of a biennial maneuvers programme, deliberated by the permanent committee of the SADC military aviation, during its 14th conference held in Maputo, Mozambique, in April 2012.

The first similar exercise that Angola participated was dubbed Blue Cluster and was held in South Africa, in August 2011.

SADC gathers Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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