The Red Wave-5 maneuver of the Western Fleet, implemented by the Royal Saudi Naval Forces with the participation of the Red Sea coastal countries of Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen in addition to the Royal Saudi Land Forces, Royal Saudi Air Forces and Saudi Border Guard, has concluded, it was reported Friday.
Commander of the Western Fleet Rear Admiral Yahya bin Mohammed Asiri, who also led the drill, said the Red Wave-5 maneuver witnessed implementing a number of combat trainings, citing the clearance of fortified sites, intrusion and live fire shooting in support of combat aircraft and helicopters to carry out tactical tasks aiming to achieve the joint task principle.
He added that the drill aims at enhancing military cooperation, unifying of concepts, raising the combat preparedness and exchange of experience that would contribute to upgrading the security abilities to protect the seas and regional and international water passages and guarantee maritime navigation in the Red Sea.
Earlier, Lt. General Admiral Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Ghufaili, Commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces, paid Tuesday a get-acquainted visit to the Red Wave-5 maneuver at King Faisal Naval Base at the Western Fleet to attend the Senior Commanders Day event, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Lt. General Admiral Al-Ghufaili was briefed on the progress of the drill implemented by the Saudi Royal Navy with the participation of the Red Sea coastal countries including Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Somalia Sudan and Yemen, in addition to the Saudi royal land, air and border guard forces.
Lt. General Admiral Al-Ghufaili was received by the Commander of the Western Fleet Rear Admiral Yahya bin Mohammed Al-Asiri and senior officers. During the event, air, sea and land parades and shows were displayed.
The joint naval exercise was enhanced using state-of-the-art warships and science and technology. The training camp is attended by a large number of members of the Somali Navy, the Royal Saudi Land Force, the Air Force, the Brigade and the Navy.