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UAE Armed Forces to perform massive military exercise for spectators

Show follows 'Union Fortress' show on Abu Dhabi Corniche

The Union Fortress military exercise took place on land, sea and air, putting the Armed Forces through a wide range of drills. Philip Cheung for Crown Prince Court – Abu Dhabi
The Union Fortress military exercise took place on land, sea and air, putting the Armed Forces through a wide range of drills. Philip Cheung for Crown Prince Court – Abu Dhabi

The UAE Armed Forces will put on its largest-ever public demonstration in Sharjah on November 3, in a show that will highlight its role in safeguarding the security of the UAE.

The Union Fortress Show highlights the capabilities of the armed forces, equipment and training to defend the national interests and national security in close cooperation with the other security services in the various emirates, state news agency Wam reported.

The first Union Fortress show in Abu Dhabi earlier this year attracted huge crowds that turned out to watch an amphibious assault, helicopter exercises and a flyby by the Al Fursan aerobatics squadron.

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UAE Armed Forces show prowess in dazzling air, sea and land displays

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The show will also emphasise the readiness, courage and professionalism of the armed forces to confront regional threats and all forms of challenges,

"The event shines the spotlight on the world-class tactical and strategic professionalism and extreme performance levels of the brave men and women who wear the UAE Armed Forces uniform with tremendous pride and who sacrifice so much for the safety, security and future of our country," said chairman of the Organising Committee for the Union Fortress Show, Brigadier General Mohammed Saeed Al Jabri.

"Our valiant armed forces and what they represent in terms of solid military code, trained and qualified national personnel, and the world’s latest weaponry, have undoubtedly become one of the most important pillars of UAE security and unity, besides the continuous overall development in every field, and the highest priority of our wise leadership.

"Spectators will be presented with the perfect opportunity to witness first-hand the dedication and capabilities the armed forces show protecting the country, its citizens and residents every day. We are calling on members of the public and residents to share in that pride and spirit of unity that underpins the development of an inclusive, tolerant society."

The headline draw at the free-to-attend event will be a live-action scenario of a joint exercise featuring every skilled component of the country’s armed forces.