The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) is participating in the “Sindh Shield 2023” military exercise hosted by Pakistan.
Scheduled to kick off this week and spanning nearly a month, the exercise focuses on training in aerial combat operations within an international coalition. It aims to apply the concept of joint operations in an environment closely simulating real warfare scenarios, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Beyond honing combat skills, “Sindh Shield 2023” facilitates the exchange of military expertise in planning and execution with friendly nations participating in the exercise. The collaborative effort seeks to enhance the readiness and combat efficiency of aircrews and supporting technical teams.
Moreover, the exercise involves the exchange of military expertise in planning and execution with participating friendly countries, boosting the readiness and combat competence of aircrews, supporting technical teams, and strengthening international ties among the participating nations.
Representing the Kingdom, the RSAF will engage alongside the host nation, Pakistan, and Turkiye in this significant exercise.
In farewell to the participating group in the exercise upon their departure from King Khalid Air Base, the Deputy Commander of the RSAF, Major General Pilot Talal bin Suleiman Al-Ghamdi, was present.
The Deputy Commander of the RSAF reviewed the participating equipment, assessed the readiness of the personnel, and inspected the preparations and arrangements.
He encouraged the participants to exert their efforts and make full use of the exercise, benefiting them in carrying out their combat duties effectively, emphasizing the importance of ensuring the safety of execution.
In another development, Lieutenant General Theyab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi, Chief of Staff of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) met Sunday with Lieutenant-General Fayyadh bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili, Saudi Arabia’s Chief of General Staff.
The meeting highlighted the historic military cooperation between BDF and Saudi Arabia’s Armed Forces, reviewing joint military efforts and defence cooperation areas, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
The BDF Chief of Staff visited the five injured servicemen, who were admitted at a Saudi hospital. He valued the efforts of Saudi Arabia’s health sector and services, and extended appreciation to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia for their sincere support and standing by Bahrain.
Lieutenant General Al Nuaimi conveyed the greetings of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces; His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and Prime Minister; and Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), expressing their appreciation for their valor and dedication in performing their national duty alongside fellow BDF servicemen within the Arab Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen, as part of Operation Decisive Storm and Operation Restoring Hope.