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King Hamad Launches Twin-Engine Helicopters to Shield Bahrain Skies

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 06 February 2024
King Hamad Launches Twin-Engine Helicopters to Shield Bahrain Skies

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, officially introduced the AH1-Z Cobra attack helicopters into the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) as part of the Bahrain Shield project. The ceremony coincided with the BDF's 56th anniversary and was graced by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and Prime Minister.

Bahrain Shield Project Overview

The Bahrain Shield project, initiated in 2018 under the guidance of HRH the Crown Prince, enhances the BDF's readiness to operate in various conditions. The project's centerpiece, the AH1-Z Cobra helicopters, represent a significant advancement for the RBAF, positioning Bahrain as a leading operator of this advanced aircraft outside the United States.

King's Appreciation and National Pride

His Majesty commended the dedication of BDF personnel and citizens in safeguarding Bahrain's security and unity. He highlighted the BDF's role as a source of national pride and expressed gratitude to HRH the Crown Prince and the BDF Commander-in-Chief for their instrumental roles in advancing the armed forces.