The “Eagle Resolve 23” drill, which was launched at the Air Warfare Center in the Eastern region of Saudi Arabia and in several regions across the Kingdom, concluded on Thursday with the participation of forces from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states and the United States of America.
The drill, which was conducted under the Command of the Saudi Armed Forces, saw the implementation of several theoretical and practical exercises, including air and missile operations with live ammunition, defensive counter-air operations, air-to-air refueling operations, surface-to-naval warfare operations, electronic warfare, naval incursions, and defense against weapons of mass destruction and mass casualties, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Chief of the General Staff Lt. General Fayyad Bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili, Chiefs of Staff of the armed forces of the participating countries, Commander of the Royal Saudi Air Forces Turki bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, and several high-ranking officers from the Saudi Armed Forces attended the concluding drill on Thursday.
On 28 May, the Saudi Armed Forces launched the “Eagle Resolve 23” joint exercise with the participation of forces from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and the US, the Kingdom’s Defense Ministry announced.
Brigadier General Uqab bin Awad Al-Mutairi, the Commander of the Duty Force in the joint exercise, said the forces participating in the exercise said the exercise is being implemented for the first time in the Kingdom, where preparatory meetings and academic lectures for the exercise began a week before its launch.
Prior to that, eight conferences were also held, seven of which were in Riyadh and another in Tampa, Florida in the US.
The drill aimed to enhance military cooperation among participating countries, exchange expertise in missile air defense, and unify the planning and implementation of procedures.