PAF tri-services War Game TEMPEST II to simulate enemy counter air attack

PAF tri-services War Game TEMPEST II to simulate enemy counter air attack

ISLAMABAD (APP): A detailed inaugural briefing on the aims, objectives and conduct of the exercise - Tempest-II by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) along sister services was held at Nur Khan Auditorium, Air Headquarters here on Tuesday.

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Rashad Mahmood and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, were present at the briefing. Senior officers from tri-service also attended the briefing, a PAF

press release stated.

In pursuit of crystallizing the newly conceptualized war fighting concepts, the PAF in synergy with sister services, is conducting a war game "Tempest-II". The war game is based on the prevalent concept of operations of PAF and its aim is to assess the efficacy of air-power in any future conflict.

The exercise would not only incite intellectually rewarding debates on strategy and operational art but would also prove to be an effective tool for identifying own strengths and challenges, which ultimately steer the future force development process of PAF.

The exercise is an important element of the PAF's operational planning cycle and its outcome would assist the PAF in campaign planning during war.

Air-power over the years has transformed from its nascent form of a supporting arm to an independent force capable of decisively influencing the outcome of a war. The concept of war fighting now revolves around employment of air power due to its core competencies to be effectively employed across entire spectrum of conflict.