Exercise Blue Okavango underway in Maun

The BDF is hosting the SADC Air Forces Humanitarians Aid Exercise which involves about 950 personnel
The BDF is hosting the SADC Air Forces Humanitarians Aid Exercise which involves about 950 personnel

MAUN: The streets of Maun are buzzing with soldiers as ‘Exercise Blue Okavango’ commenced here on Monday.

The exercise runs from July 13- 25. More than 40 military aircrafts and 950 military personnel have descended on Maun as the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) host the SADC Air Forces’ Humanitarian Aid Exercise. 

The SADC Regional Air Forces are participating in the exercise, which is run in accordance with an approved SADC doctrine for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Some of the countries participating in the exercise are Angola, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

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