Emirates News Agency – UAE celebrates the 46th anniversary of the Association of Armed Forces

ABU DHABI, 5 May / WAM / The UAE will tomorrow, Friday, celebrate the 46th anniversary of the Association of Armed Forces under one central command, one slogan and one flag, to be the nation’s safety valve, to defend it and to protect the achievements and profits of the Union State.

The sixth of May of each year represents one of the immortal days in the remembrance of the nation. On this day in the year 1976, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan may rest his soul in peace, and his brothers, the rulers of the Emirates, have made their historic and fateful decision to unite the armed forces around the main pillars. of the State of the Union to form The youth, and to be its invincible fortress in the face of anyone who has tempted himself to threaten his security and stability.

At all stages of its construction, the UAE armed forces enjoyed the support and attention of our wise leadership, who were eager to provide all capabilities to the armed forces and to provide them with the latest weapons and the latest in advanced military technology, in support of their integrated combat efficiency to become at the forefront of modern armies with their successive qualitative leaps.

The human element has been at the heart of the process of modernization and development in the capabilities of the armed forces, whether at the scientific or training level. at the requirements of the times and developments in the situation, in addition to signing agreements with reputable civic universities to support the element.

Scientific buildings.

Military institutes, schools and colleges of all kinds are the main branch from which the armed forces derive their military cadres. Through them the training and qualification takes place and through which the process of military education in its correct form and in its correct form is crystallized. original concept. Later, he will be responsible for protecting the homeland and maintaining its security and stability.

Zayed Military University embodies a new step and a qualitative leap in the military education path, as part of the UAE’s efforts to provide an excellent level of military training, prepare and equip future leaders, a high level of harmony between military and security officials to promote the ministries of defense and home affairs, and consolidate the integrative work in state institutions related to the adoption of one comprehensive vision for the sake of service to the nation.

And His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, may God protect him, Federal Resolution No. 20 of 2021 which establishes the War College as an entity independent of the Command and Staff College, as a translation of the ambitions of the wise leadership to keep pace with the strategic environment variables, and the preparation of the country’s leaders at all levels.According to the strategic plans for the development of the armed forces.

– National Service ..

The 30th of August 2014 is a historic day in the Emirates, when the first group of male and female citizens joined the national and reserve service to perform the sacred duty, and the country’s boys, men and women, the most wonderful examples of love stated. for the fatherland and readiness to respond to his call.

The National and Reserve Authority was eager to strategically develop the training program, develop the patriotic spirit of its affiliates, rebuild and develop the personality of young citizens, and create a new generation that possesses the leadership components, a generation that has confidence has. and proud of its ancient historical roots, to achieve the vision of the founder of the state, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. , “May God rest his soul.”

– woman ..

With the continued support of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation, the Army ensured the role of women in the service of the nation , who have proved their worth by belonging to these forces and that they are at the level of responsibility in terms of work, performance and commitment to duty and responsibility Willingness and sacrifice in defense of the fatherland and its achievements and gains.

In this context, the establishment of the Khawla Bint Al-Azwar Military School came with the aim of preparing a qualified and experienced national cadre of women to join the armed forces, which ultimately contributes to the support of women’s rights in society and their equality with men.

A message of peace.

The UAE believes that the possession of power is the greatest guarantee for maintaining peace. Therefore, they consider the development, modernization and strengthening of its armed forces as a primary priority and will continue on this path because the challenges and dangers around the region have the highest levels of vigilance and preparedness.

Humanitarian missions.

Since its unification, the UAE Armed Forces has achieved humanitarian glory through a set of tasks it has carried out with the aim of providing relief to the afflicted in various countries of the world that have gone through wars and severe disasters. During those missions, our forces offered honorable examples of sacrifice and giving, provided humanitarian assistance to the needy, sheltered refugees from wars, treated the wounded, and rebuilt Reconstruct what was left by the war machine, make it a good ground, and breathe life into it again.

– Exhibitions ..

Since their inception, IDEX, NAVDEX, Dubai Airshow, UMEX and SimTEX have been able to consolidate their international position as one of the most important and largest international exhibitions specializing in aviation and defense, and to create a unique opportunity for development. offer. of the defense and military industries in the UAE, and to achieve its ambitions by providing a strong competitive environment with its peers from several developed countries in this important field, and to become familiar with the latest global technologies, in addition to the tremendous marketing opportunity that these exhibitions provide by giving them an exceptional priority in promoting and contracting for our armed forces, who are eager to meet their needs One of the products of the national military factories.

Weapon manufacturing.

The UAE has reached advanced stages in developing a strong domestic defense industry that contributes to meeting the needs of its armed forces and building its strategic independence, while reducing its dependence on foreign arms suppliers, as well as a global supplier of weapons for international markets.

Today, the UAE has become an important place for the provision of military systems in the Middle East, thanks to the quality of its product, its competitive prices and the after-sales services provided by national companies, confirming that the UAE ‘ a clear vision to develop its military industries.

Military exercises.

The multilateral joint military exercises that our armed forces carry out throughout the year with the forces of fraternal and friendly countries on the country’s soil, come to strengthen the ties of cooperation and joint work, and to exchange military experiences, which contributes to increasing the military combat capability and increasing coordination between the UAE armed forces and the armed forces girlfriend.

Union Fortress.

The “Union Fortress” event, organized twice a year by the UAE Army, highlights the important role that our highly trained armed forces play in maintaining the security of the homeland, the citizen and every inhabitant of the UAE. .

The Union Fortress event embodies the expertise, readiness, high morale and comprehensive professionalism of the armed forces through various scenarios of various live battles, including an air operation to rescue hostages. One of the important aspects of this operation is around the close coordination and cooperation practiced by the armed forces and security forces when dealing with security threats.

Martyrs’ Day and the memory of the fatherland.

The wise leadership, led by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, “may God protect him”, appreciates the sacrifices of the nation’s righteous martyrs of the armed forces, places them in the brightest pages of its history, embrace their families and their families and stand by them as one family.

There is no doubt that the order issued by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, “may God protect him”, that the thirtieth of November of every year is a day of martyrdom, comes in eternity, loyalty and gratitude. for the sacrifices, give and give of the nation’s martyrs and its righteous sons, who gave their lives to remain the banner The Emirates is in high gear, and His Highness also decided to make this national occasion an official holiday on to consider state level.

On this day, special national ceremonies and events are held, in which all state institutions and all the people of the Emirates and its inhabitants participate, commemorating and proud of the values ​​of dedication, sincerity, loyalty and belonging rooted in the hearts of the people of the Emirates, who showed them while giving their lives in the arenas of heroism, giving and the fields of duty.

Corona restriction.

Since the outbreak of the Corona pandemic worldwide, the UAE has believed that the armed forces, with their resources, capabilities and experience to deal with emergencies, crises and disasters, including their readiness to confront biological warfare, remain competent to ‘ play an active role in supporting the national system in the face of Corona, and the armed forces were among the most prominent institutions supporting the country’s efforts worldwide to combat the epidemic.

– Yaqoub Ali – Majdi Salman.

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