Saudi Armed & Air Forces Participate at ‘Eagle Resolve’ & ‘Red Flag’ Drills in USA

Saudi Press Agency (SPA)15.03.2022 Asia
Saudi Armed & Air Forces Participate at ‘Eagle Resolve’ & ‘Red Flag’ Drills in USA

Saudi Armed & Air Forces Participate at ‘Eagle Resolve’ & ‘Red Flag’ Drills in USA

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The joint exercise “Eagle Resolve 22” kicked off at the US Fort Carson base, Colorado, USA and will continue from March 6-17, 2022 with the participation of the Saudi Armed Forces headed by the Commander of the Diriyah Joint Operations Center Major General Turki Al-Enezi.

Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman are also participating in this drill.

The exercise aims to enhance and develop the level of coordination and joint cooperation between the armed forces in the Gulf states and the US forces to ensure the security and stability of the region, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Meanwhile, the 10-day “Red Flag 2022” Exercise kicked off last week in Nevada, USA, at the Nellis Air Force Base with the participation of the Royal Saudi Air Force and several countries, in addition to the host country.

The first day of the exercise witnessed preparatory meetings to discuss scenarios that will be implemented practically, then participating airplanes carried out prepared combat duties simulating a true war, such as advanced combat operations against fixed and mobile targets, and facing hostile forces with the use of advanced E-Systems and air support.

Assistant Commander of the air forces participating in the exercise Lieutenant Colonel pilot Adel bin Saeed Abu Malhah noted that the air forces conduct multiple tasks and duties, which require missions to be clear and specific, stressing that top drills to be trained on are defense or attack anti-air operations, strategic attack operations, and anti-surface forces operation, including night and day missions.

He also stressed that the availability of modern technologies, training assistance, exchange expertise among participants, and post-mission briefings enhance the skills and efficiency of air staff in the future.

On Saturday, Prince Lieutenant-General Turki bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Commander of the Royal Saudi Air Force, visited the Air Force Group participating in the “Red Flag - 2022” exercise (photo).

Prince Lieutenant-General Turki bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz and the accompanying delegation were received at the site by Lieutenant Colonel Pilot Talal bin Abdulaziz bin Bandar, Commander of the Saudi Air Force group participating in the drill and staff members of the exercise.

At the venue, Prince Turki bin Bandar was briefed on the progress of operations and duties implemented in the drill.

Prince Turki bin Bandar also visited the aircraft maintenance headquarters and met with the technical crews, lauding the high combat capabilities and skills that Saudi Air Force have acquired, urging them to take more advantage of this opportunity.

In another development, Commander of Royal Saudi Land Forces Lieutenant General Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Mutair received in Riyadh Thursday Commander of the Qatari Emiri Land Forces Major General Saeed Hussain Al Khayarin.

During the meeting, they discussed issues of common interest. 



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