Warrior Competition 2018 Day 5 event King's Challenge at KASOTC in Amman Jordan


As every year at the Warrior Competition, the last event of the week is the King's Challenge, a two hours event for the team. The event of the day, called "King's Challenge Event" consists of a long-distance off-road running through the mountainous landscape of KASOTC (King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center) camp with a total of 10 stages.


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Member of a team cross a water obstacle during the King's Challenge event at the Warrior Competition 2018 (Picture source Army Recognition)


Only the best 15 teams are involved into the most difficult event of the week called "King's Challenge Event", based on the results of the previous 4 days of the competition. This an exercise of around 2 hours which includes a run with obstacles, short and long distance shooting with sniper rifle, assault rifle and automatic pistol.

At the beginning of the exercise, all the teams receive a short briefing about the event and the team leader must quickly take decisions to manage the run and select members based on the actions to be achieved during the exercise.

Each year, the Jordanian Armed Forces, JAF, invites Jordanian and international teams, from Special Operations Forces and Law Enforcement Units, to participate in the Warrior Competition and compete in a series of challenging events designed to test their skills and endurance. Participants in the Warrior Competition are given the unique opportunity of training and networking at one of the most advanced combat-training facilities in the world.

Competition events are modified every year, however the King’s Challenge event is the Competition’s event of the week and is held annually. This year, for the 10th anniversary of the Warrior Competition 40 local, regional and international teams participated in the event including Austria, Brunei, Belarus, China, Czech Republic, Greece, India, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Moldova, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and United States.


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