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Abu Dhabi celebrates UAE military

Idex was followed by UAE Armed Forces performing a live multi-service demonstration, named Hosn Al-Ittihad (Union Fortress), which attracted large crowds and much of the leadership on Abu Dhabi corniche (see Royals watch).A mock yacht hostage rescue was staged with the UAE Presidential Guard, Joint Aviation Command, navy, air force, army, and Special Operations forces responding. Special forces troops parachuted onto the yacht; they were supported by soldiers who approached via submersible delivery vehicles and escorted by rotary and fixed wing aircraft. It all ended with the UAE Air Force’s Al-Forsan display team showing its technical capabilities.

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