The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) launched Wednesday ‘Faisal 12-2022’ Exercise at King Faisal Air Base in the northern sector, with the participation of the Egyptian Air Force.
The Egyptian forces were received by the Commander of King Faisal Air Base in the northern sector, Major General Pilot Nasser bin Saeed Al-Qahtani ahead of the exercise.
Al-Qahtani stressed the importance of these exercises to raise the level of combat readiness, enhance joint work and exchange experiences between the two sides, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The Egyptian Air Force is participating with F-16 and MiG-29 fighters, while the RSAF is participating with the F-15SE and F-15C systems.
Meanwhile, Lt. General Admiral Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Ghufaili, Commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces, paid Tuesday a get-acquainted visit to the ongoing ‘Red Wave-5’ Maneuver at King Faisal Naval Base at the Western Fleet to attend the Senior Commanders Day event.
Lt. General Admiral Al-Ghufaili was briefed on the progress of the drill implemented by the Saudi Royal Navy with the participation of the Red Sea coastal countries including Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Somalia Sudan and Yemen, in addition to the Saudi royal land, air and border guard forces.
Lt. General Admiral Al-Ghufaili was received by the Commander of the Western Fleet Rear Admiral Yahya bin Mohammed Al-Aseeri and senior officers.
During the event, air, sea and land parades and shows were displayed.
Naval personnel from Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, Djibouti and Yemen, along the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, are participating in the Red Wave 5 exercise.
The joint naval exercise is being enhanced using state-of-the-art warships and science and technology. The training camp is attended by a large number of members of the Somali Navy, the Royal Saudi Land Force, the Air Force, the Brigade and the Navy.
Yahya bin Mohammed, Commander of the Western Fleet and Commander-in-Chief of the exercise, explained that the main objective of the exercise was to achieve impeccable security in all parts of the Red Sea, enhance military cooperation, exchange mutual ideas in naval operations, and exchange military experiences between different countries.
He added that the exercise also aims to achieve maritime security and complete security of maritime transport in the Red Sea, given the importance of the Red Sea to the nations of the world as a major economic sector in the Red Sea.
The ‘Red Wave 5’ training program will lead to the use and encouragement of different countries’ different strategies and their greater commitment to security. The Saudi Press Agency reports that the joint military exercise will further strengthen the friendly and full-fledged cooperation that Saudi Arabia has established with various countries.