SLAF trains foreign Forces
Officers attached to Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Station Morawewa’s Regiment Special Forces Training School conducted the ‘No 02 Jungle Warfare and Heli Borne Operations Course’ for six foreign trainees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Maldives from 31 August 2021 to Thursday 16 September 2021, SLAF said on Friday (17).
The foreign participants were Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF’s) Squadron Leader Usman Gul (GD pilot), PAF’s Squadron Leader Ehtisham Ul Haq (GD pilot), Bangladesh Air Force’s (BAF’s) Flying Officer Ehathashamul Alam (GD pilot), BAF’s Sergeant M. Azizul Haque (ground combatant), Maldives Marines Corps’ Sergeant Mohamed Kaleem and Maldives Special Forces’ Sergeant Ali Fawaaz. ‘Jungle Warfare and Heli Borne Operation Course’ for foreigners has been designed to achieve professionalism with respect to ‘Combat Search and Rescue, Special Operations’ and ‘methods, techniques and procedures’ when working with aircraft, SLAF said.
Covered subjects were Aircraft Familiarisation, Heli Marshalling, Insertion, Extraction, Rappelling, Abseiling, Stabilised Body (STABO), Special Petrol Insertion and Extraction (SPIE), Drop Zone and Pickup Zone Selection and Aircraft Emergency Procedures. The Closing Ceremony and Certificate Awarding of the course was conducted on Thursday (16) under the patronage of the Commanding Officer SLAF Station Morawewa, Group Captain D.S.M.L.K. Sugathadasa. The Commanding Officer of the Regiment Special Force, Wing Commander H.A.W.P. Hettiarachchi also participated in the event.