Saudi Falcons Aerobatic Performance Fascinates Audience at RIAT 2023

Saudi Press Agency (SPA)16.07.2023 Asia
Saudi Falcons Aerobatic Performance Fascinates Audience at RIAT 2023

Saudi Falcons Aerobatic Performance Fascinates Audience at RIAT 2023

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The Saudi Falcons Aerobatic Team of the Royal Saudi Air Force performed at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT 2023), with a thrilling air display which was widely welcomed by the audience at the exhibition, being held at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford base in Gloucestershire, England.

RIAT 2023 is the largest military air show globally and runs from July 14 to 16, with the participation of more than 250 aircraft from about 58 countries, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The event was well attended, with a wide range of aircraft on display, from the massive B-52 long-range bomber to fighter jets, helicopters, and transport airplanes.

This year’s event is being held under the theme “Skytanker23” and will focus on the important role of air-to-air refueling in modern military aviation.

The exhibition aims to present a historical journey through the significant developments of air refueling technology from its early beginning in 1923.

In another development, the Saudi Transport General Authority held a reception Thursday to highlight the maritime sector’s achievements in London, attended by the Saudi Ambassador to the UK, Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, the Deputy Minister of Transport and Logistic Services and Acting Chairman of the Transport General Authority, Dr. Rumaih bin Mohammed Al-Rumaih, as well as several ambassadors and delegates, members of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and those involved in the sector.

In a speech he delivered at the event, the Saudi Ambassador said that the event highlights the outstanding achievements made by Saudi Arabia in the maritime sector, stressing that the progress that has been made indicates the deep and firm commitment of the Kingdom toward achieving its Vision 2030.

He pointed out that the achievements made, including the significant development in logistic services, close cooperation with the International Maritime Organization, and support for the marine environment, represent an important stage in Saudi Arabia's journey towards achieving its ambitious goals.

Meanwhile, Dr. Al-Rumaih stressed that the national strategy for transport and logistics had set clear goals in all aspects of maritime development, pointing out that the Kingdom aims by 2030 to be among the first ten countries in the Logistics Performance (LPI) index. This includes the establishment of 59 logistics zones, and increasing the capacity of ports to more than 40 million containers and that the Kingdom has made great strides in supporting the marine environment.

“We are pleased to actively pursue tracks of cooperation with IMO and its member states regarding initiatives that promote climate, cooperation, and seafarers,” he added.

Dr. Al-Rumaih also announced holding the Maritime Industry Sustainability Conference from 4 to 6 September 2023 under the theme “Innovation for a Greener Future”.

The event also included an exhibition organized by the Transport General Authority in which several government and private agencies participated, including the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, the Royal Saudi Navy, the Saudi Border Guard, ZATCA, the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI), and the Saudi Red Sea Authority, as well as NEOM and Bahri companies, in addition to the National Maritime Academy.

During the exhibition, the participating agencies presented qualitative initiatives in the maritime field, such as the establishment of comprehensive electronic platforms to provide various services to beneficiaries in the maritime transport sector and the establishment and approval of specialized maritime institutions to contribute to the provision of specialized marine cadres per the highest international standards. 



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