The Royal Saudi Air Forces and the US Air Force have conducted a bilateral exercise on Sunday, as Saudi F15 SA fighters and US strategic B52 bombers have taken part in.
The exercise shed light on the potentials, air control and operational integration, in continuation of common cooperation among the Royal Saudi Air Force and the US Air Force to preserve the security and stability of the region, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Meanwhile, the joint military exercise Desert Flag 2021 kicked off earlier this month at Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with the participation of the Saudi Royal Air Force and air forces of number of participating countries.
The Saudi Royal Air Force participate with F-15 CE fighter jet aircraft and with its all air and technical crews.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) said it is also participating for the first time in Desert Flag-VI along with the air forces of the UAE, the US, France, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Bahrain for the first time.
Desert Flag-VI is scheduled from 3-21 March 2021. The exercise is an annual multi-national large force employment warfare exercise hosted by the UAE Air Force.
The aim of the exercise is to provide operational exposure to the participating forces, while training them to undertake simulated air combat operations in a controlled environment, the statement said.
The participating forces will get an opportunity to enhance their operational capabilities, it said, adding that there will also be a mutual exchange of best practices.
The large-scale exercise involving diverse fighter aircraft from across the globe will provide the participating forces, including the IAF, a unique opportunity to exchange knowledge, experience, enhance operational capabilities and interoperability.
Exercising and interacting with the participating nations in a dynamic and realistic warfare environment will also contribute to strengthen international relations, the statement said.