KARACHI – Pakistan Army Air Defence on Thursday displayed its firepower capability at Air Defence Firing Ranges near the metropolis.

Firing by all air defence weapon systems was the culminating event of two weeks long Exercise Al Bayza-2019, said an ISPR press release issued here.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan witnessed the firepower display.

Hallmark of the event first ever fired by recently inducted Long Range Air Defence Weapon System LY80. Induction of LY-80 has realized the concept of a comprehensive, layered and integrated air defence capability with enhanced lethality.
Interacting with the officers and troops, the COAS congratulated Army Air Defence for the successful conduct of firepower capability display.

The COAS said that LY-80 has greatly enhanced air defence capability of Army Air Defence while strengthening it at National level along with PAF, the overall custodian of the defence of Pakistan air space.

CAS Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan also congratulated Pak Army for induction of LY-80 which has reinforced Pakistan’s overall Air defence capability.

Commander Karachi Corps, Commander Army Air Defence Command and number of other senior commanders and principal staff officers also witnessed the event.