The “Sahab 4” military drill between the Jordan Armed Forces - Arab Army (JAF) and the Saudi Armed Forces kicked off Sunday in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
“The exercise aims to enhance joint cooperation, exchange expertise between the Saudi and Jordanian Armed Forces, raise the training level of armed forces units in the field of defense against weapons of mass destruction, activate joint work and unify concepts between armed forces units and medical services,” Head of the Jordanian delegation, Colonel Khaled Shamaileh, said, Petra news agency reported.
Director of the exercise from the Saudi Armed Forces, Brigadier General Muqbel bin Mohammad Al-Harbi, valued the participation of Jordan in the exercise, and thanked the participants for their efforts in the planning and preparation stages that preceded the exercise.
Al-Harbi indicated that the exercise will be carried out in two phases of theoretical training, in which lessons and lectures will be provided to participants, and field training within special fields of defense against weapons of mass destruction.
Meanwhile, the 5th Pakistan Army Team Spirit (PATS) competition concluded Saturday with the participation of 15 countries, including Saudi Arabia, where the Royal Saudi Land Forces, represented by the Airborne and Special Forces units, won the bronze medal in Pakistan.
The competition was attended by the Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan, Nawaf Al-Malki, the Embassy’s Military Attaché in Pakistan, Major General Pilot Awadh bin Abdullah Al-Zahrani, and the Commander of the 64th Airborne Brigade, Brigadier General Abdullah bin Hasid Al-Enzi, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
In another development, a delegation from the US Air War College (AWC) on Wednesday visited the General Command of the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF).
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Major General Yousef Hneiti and the guest delegation attended military briefings that shows JAF’s extent of development and modernization of weapons, tasks and equipment, in line with the nature of regional developments at various levels.
The visit comes within the framework of communication and exchange of military expertise in various fields between the two friendly armies.