GAF holds land combat power demonstration at Bundase

CDS Lt. Gen. Obed Boamah Akwah (second from left)  briefing  Mr Dominic Nitiwul (left) Defence Minister on the use of Drones and other gadget by the military.

CDS Lt. Gen. Obed Boamah Akwah (second from left) briefing Mr Dominic Nitiwul (left) Defence Minister on the use of Drones and other gadget by the military.

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) held its 2018 Land Combat Power Demonstration at the Bundase Military Training Camp, in the Greater Accra Region.

The exercise formed part of the GAF’s Staff College Army Week lessons to usher officers into the single service terms.

The event also sought to afford the Military High Command and key political players the opportunity to have a firsthand impression of the state, types and nature of land-based military hardware in possession of the GAF.

It also formed the basis upon which subsequent procurements are made for GAF for future operations towards effectively defending the territorial boundaries of the country.

The occasion attracted government officials, the Ghana National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons, students of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College and Directors from the General and Service Headquarters of GAF.

The Command Operations Officer Headquarters, Southern Command, Colonel George Sam, indicated that the demonstration offered the opportunity for combined arms training for personnel of the various units.

Colonel Sam said the static demonstration commenced with the rifleman, who was later supported by the armour, artillery, communications and field engineers, collectively termed “teeth arms”, with additional support from Navy and Air force, who delivered gunfire support, strategic lift and close air support.

Col. Sam, stated that the demonstration was being conducted within the operational framework of deep, close and rear operations.

He said that “the live descent of airborne troops from the Airborne Force, who have just completed a seven-week Para Commando Course in Tamale in the Northern Region”.

The Commanding officer of the 5Battalion of Infantry, Lieutenant Col. Seth Gyekye, who gave a narrative of an imaginary war tactics on the battlefield, indicated that, GAF was prepared to defend Ghana by land, air and sea.

By LAWRENCE VOMAFA-AKPALU

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