The Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) and the Pakistani Naval Forces (PNF) concluded Sunday in the Arabian Sea off Pakistan’s coast their joint exercise titled (Naseem Al-Bahr13), with the participation of the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF).
The drill came as part of the efforts being exerted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to strengthen their historical bilateral relations, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The joint drill Commander, Rear Admiral Sager bin Rafeed Al-Enezi said that the ships of His Majesty the King participating in the exercise carried out many different naval operations between the Saudi and Pakistani naval units, such as air, surface and subsurface wars and electronic warfare.
He added the drill included war of mines, naval formations, and exercises to deal with the attack of speedboats, and various exercises on the deck of ships while sailing, and concluded naval operations by shooting missiles from ships, and Air Force fighters on moving and fixed targets, in the medium and long term and beyond the horizon.
He further noted that the exercise achieved all the planned goals, and the participants from the Saudi naval and air forces in the exercise demonstrated professionalism and high combat readiness, and perfected all the operations they carried out during the exercise.
These forces achieved different exercise goals, he added, such as unifying concepts, exchanging experiences, refining and developing the skills of the participants, and enhancing joint work between the Navy and the Air Force to support the naval operations of the ships of His Majesty the King on their theater of operations in the Arabian Sea.
It is worth mentioning that the RSNF Commander, Vice Admiral Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Ghufaili attended the exercise and met with the participants.