Hundreds of soldiers conducted a live-fire exercise in Kampong Speu province on Saturday to strengthen the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces capacity to defend its territorial integrity.
The drill was held at a military training field in Samrong Tong district, and was attended by 288 ground troops from the newly-formed Intervention Brigade 128 and Brigade 70. Armoured vehicles and artillery were used during the exercise.
Lieutenant General Mao Sophan, commander of Brigade 70, said his troops were part of the training course yesterday.
In order to increase the skills of Cambodian troops, RCAF sent personnel from various units to attend the exercise and exchange their experiences.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the training session, Lieutenant General Hun Manet, RCAF’s deputy commander, congratulated the soldiers who completed the exercise.
“I am proud when all of you become capable soldiers who can efficiently serve our people and our nation,” he said. “Even though our defence sector is still limited, our troops have the will and capacity to protect our country’s sovereignty.”
Cambodian soldiers have in the past joined live-fire joint exercises abroad and brought back gold, silver and bronze medals for the nation.