Saudi Royal Air Force to Conduct First Joint Drill in Tunisia

Arab News Photo: SPA03.10.2018 Tunisia
Saudi Royal Air Force to Conduct First Joint Drill in Tunisia

Saudi Royal Air Force to Conduct First Joint Drill in Tunisia

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The Saudi Royal Air Force arrived in Tunis Monday to participate in a military exercise with the Tunisian Air Force, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The Military Attaché of Saudi Embassy in Tunisia Brigadier General Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Sahayan explained that these exercises aim at sharing experiences with the Tunisian Air Force, and come as a part of the great efforts of the Ministry of Defense to train all units of the armed forces.

Earlier, the Commander of the Royal Saudi Air Forces (RSAF), Major General Turki bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, has announced that Saudi forces are ready to begin joint military exercises in Tunisia this week.

“Preparations for the joint exercises have been completed,” added Saudi Commander Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Shahrani, highlighting the readiness of all air, technical and administrative crews under the supervision of the Air Force Commander.

Al-Shahrani said the exercises are part of the annual Ministry of Defense training plans for the armed forces, and that they help to strengthen relations and cooperation between the Royal Saudi Air Force and the Tunisian Air Force, refine the skills of air crews, offer a chance to exchange experiences in the fields of technical supply and support, improve combat skills to enhance joint performance, and train air crews to carry out operations in different environments.

He also pointed out that the maneuvers aim to highlight the capabilities, professionalism and readiness of the Saudi Air Forces.

The joint exercises, the first of their kind with Tunisian Air Forces, will last for two weeks and will lead to improvements in coordination and planning at strategic, operational and tactical levels. 

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