The Saudi Armed Forces are taking part in the joint military drill “Saif Al Arab” (The Sword of Arabs), which is currently held at Mohamed Naguib Military Base in the Arab Republic of Egypt, with the participation of the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and the Arab Republic of Egypt.
The Saudi Armed Forces participation in this drill comes within the training plan, which includes continuing participation in joint drills inside and outside the Kingdom, to develop training, qualify employees of the armed forces and acquire training skills, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
“Saif Al Arab” was launched last Tuesday and will continue until November 26.
The exercise is one of the leading military exercises in the Arab region and aims to promote military cooperation and joint military action between the Egyptian Armed Forces and the armed forces of other Arab countries using advanced weapons and equipment.
The exercise’s early phases will include holding a coordination conference between participating countries to unify concepts, exchange training expertise, and deploy participating units, in addition to organizing several theoretical and practical lectures.
Providing training, enhancing maritime security, implementing various sea and air fire man oeuvres and protecting regional waters, are among the drill’s objectives.
The first stages of training include holding a coordination conference between the forces of the participating countries to unify concepts and transfer training expertise to the Arab forces, as well as lining up all the forces participating in the training, and holding many theoretical and practical lectures to implement all the planned training tasks to achieve the maximum possible benefit for the participating Arab forces.
The exercise is being held to develop and reinforce the military ties between Egypt and other Arab countries to face regional challenges.