Saudi National Guard to Acquire Advanced Fighters

Arab News08.06.2011 KSA
Saudi National Guard to Acquire Advanced Fighters

Saudi National Guard to Acquire Advanced Fighters

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Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, State Minister and Commander of the Saudi National Guard, confirmed plans to purchase advanced war planes for the security organization.

“Our aircraft purchase plan is progressing well. We don’t face any obstacles,” he said.

Prince Miteb made this comment while attending a graduation ceremony for the infantry regiment of the Prince Turki Brigade in Khashm Al-An, near Riyadh.

He did not specify what kind of aircraft the National Guard was looking for. However, he pointed out that his organization required aircrafts with certain specifications. “It will take time as such planes will not be readily available like cars,” he pointed out.

Prince Miteb said the National Guard is ready to face any eventualities. “Our forces are always well prepared to carry out their national duty, whenever it is required,” the Saudi Press Agency quoted him as saying.

The Prince urged the newly graduated officers to work hard in the service of the nation. He praised the high standard of military training they received. He also watched a demonstration by graduates displaying their various military skills.

He later visited an exhibition organized by the National Guard, displaying its efforts to fight drugs smuggling. The Prince urged all Saudis to support the government’s endeavors to combat the social evil.

The function was attended by Abdul Mohsen Al-Tuwaijri, Assistant Deputy Commander, Major General Turki bin Abdullah, Commander of the brigade, and other senior officers of the National Guard.

“We are happy that this graduation ceremony coincides with the 6th anniversary of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah’s rule,” said Major General Turki. He underscored the tremendous progress achieved by Saudi Arabia during the King’s reign.


Source: Arab News; spa-Saudi Press Agency



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