The Saudi-Egyptian exercise “Faisal 12-2022”, which took place at King Faisal Airbase in the northern sector, with the participation of the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) and the Egyptian Air Force, has recently concluded, it was reported in Riyadh Sunday.
The closing ceremony of the exercise was attended by the Deputy Commander of the Air Force, Major General Pilot Talal bin Suleiman Al-Ghamdi, on behalf of HH the Commander of RSAF, and from the Egyptian side, the ceremony was attended by Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Air Force, Major General Staff Mahmoud Abdel-Gawad, on behalf of the Commander of the Egyptian Air Force.
Major General Al-Ghamdi praised the positive results of the drill, carried out per planned tactical goals, and achieved the desired military benefits for both parties, highlighting the deep impact of the exercises in taking the two forces to a high level of readiness.
The aircrews implemented several combat scenarios in a combat environment, in which the pilots of both forces proved their high combat efficiency, and their swift ability to deal with and destroy enemy targets.
The Royal Saudi Air Force participated in the drill with F-15-SE and F-15-C fighter jets, while the Egyptian Air Force participated with the F-16 and MiG-29 fighters.
In another development, Dr. Khalid bin Hussein Al-Bayari, Assistant Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Executive Affairs, met in Singapore Saturday on the sidelines of Asia Security Summit (19th Shangri-La Dialogue) with China’s State Councilor, Minister of National Defense General Wei Fenghe.
During the meeting, bilateral relations between the two countries in the defense and military fields were reviewed and a number of issues of mutual concern discussed, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Dr. Al-Bayaru led Saudi Arabia’s Defense Ministry’s delegation to the summit which started in Singapore Friday with the participation of a number of Defense, Interior and Foreign Ministers as well as senior government officials, military analysts and decision-makers in the diplomatic and security arenas of more than 30 countries.
The summit, organized by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, discussed a number of important issues, topped by the regional security situation, ways of cooperation and exchange in the defense field, and enhancing security partnerships in Asia and the Pacific.