First Military Drill Continues at Saudi Arabia’s Air War Center

Asharq Al-Awsat Photo: SPA Saudi Press Agency (SPA)08.02.2021 KSA
First Military Drill Continues at Saudi Arabia’s Air War Center

First Military Drill Continues at Saudi Arabia’s Air War Center

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Participants at Rimah Al-Nassr 1 (Spears of Vicotry) Exercise Maneuvers continued their joint drills at Saudi Arabia’s Air War Center at King Abdulaziz Air Base in Dhahran (Eastern Province), following the successful end of the first stage and proven capability with an utmost professionalism to carry out the goals of that stage.

They also carried out advanced combat operations, during which they exchanged expertise and necessary skills, in this stage, in a working environment similar to the reality, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Such an exercise is deemed to be a real addition to the on-job training on the up-to-date technology, at avail, in carrying out joint air combat operations, grace to sophisticated potentials, at the Air War Center, for training as well as evaluation, in addition to career expertise to realize such drills.

The exercises are taking place from 1-12 February with the participation of the Royal Saudi Land Forces, the Royal Saudi Navy and the Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces.

This is the first exercise to be held at the Air War Center since its inauguration by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, in March 2019.

The exercise aims to raise combat readiness, enhance joint action, and exchange diverse experiences.

It would also contribute to developing the capabilities of the forces by standardizing concepts; increasing the level of coordination and joint action, and raising the level of combat readiness for all air, technical and support crews through the application of the best skills, tactics and procedures appropriate to various scenarios in a real work environment.

Participants in the exercise will be able to plan and implement joint military operations with various branches of the armed forces, in a harmonious and integrated way at the operational and tactical levels, using the latest systems and capabilities, and scenarios that simulate the real threat environment.

Head of the Air War Center, Khalid al-Harbi earlier told Asharq Al-Awsat that the air force has spared no efforts in building the facility.

The drill will help boost the armed forces’ capabilities by raising their level of coordination, combat preparedness and joint work, he added.

The drill area spans 300 kilometers, he revealed, saying trainings will be held on a daily basis.

The Center, he went on to say, boasts all types of fighter jets and offers training on combating advanced electronic warfare.

The Spears of Victory drill is expected to be held on a yearly basis with the participation of international forces, Harbi revealed.

It is noteworthy that the Air Warfare Center at King Abdulaziz Air Base is one of the advanced air force centers as it provides a real combat environment, an advanced ability to train air crews, technical and support in a real atmosphere similar to modern warfare, and also contribute to the development and modernization of combat plans against potential threats, in addition to achieving the development and assessment of the capabilities of the air forces.



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