The Missile Air War Center 2021 exercises kicked off Sunday at Al-Dhafra Airbase in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the participation of the Saudi Royal Air Force (SRAF)/ F-15s SE, as well as other air forces from other friendly countries.
The exercise Commander Colonel Pilot Ayedh bin Saeed Al-Qahtani, said that the exercise was prepared with the utmost professionalism and the highest levels of safety measures, benefiting from previous lessons in similar exercises, to represent the Saudi armed forces in the best possible, adding that the exercise passed through several stages, preceded by the formation of working groups and the preparatory meetings that followed, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
He added that the drill aims to raise the level of combat readiness of SRAF, and support the bonds of the operational relationship between our air forces and the participating counterparts, noting that that the exercise included different activities including enemy air capabilities, suppressing enemy air defenses, and tactical air operations, striking hostile ground targets, detecting and destroying enemy radar sites, engaging with enemy intercepting aircraft, conducting strategic attack operations and air support operations for ground forces.
He concluded that the participation of air forces from multiple countries in the exercise helps to develop scenarios that are very similar to what can happen on the ground, and also enables the aircrews to communicate with their participating peers, which will equip the participants' practical experiences that contribute to performing the tasks to the fullest.
On Wednesday, a Saudi Royal Air Forces (SRAF) group arrived, with all its air and technical crews, at Al Dhafra Air Base (photo) to participate in the Missile Air War Center 2021 exercise.
Upon arrival, the SRAF group was received by the Military Attaché at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Embassy in Abu Dhabi Brig. General Abdullah Mohammed Al-Hassan; Group Captain Ayedh bin Saeed Al-Qahtani, the Commander of SRAF group participating in the drill and Senior Officers.