Author: sarah glubbID: 1538157289985216100Fri, 2018-09-28 20:54
JEDDAH: The commander of the Royal Saudi Air Forces (RSAF), Maj. Gen. Turki bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, has announced that Saudi forces are ready to begin joint military exercises in Tunisia next week.
“Preparations for the joint exercises have been completed,” added Saudi commander Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Shahrani, highlighting the readiness of all air, technical and administrative crews under the supervision of the air force commander.
Al-Shahrani said the exercises are part of the annual Ministry of Defense training plans for the armed forces, and that they help to strengthen relations and cooperation between the Royal Saudi Air Force and the Tunisian Air Force, refine the skills of air crews, offer a chance to exchange experiences in the fields of technical supply and support, improve combat skills to enhance joint performance, and train air crews to carry out operations in different environments.
He also pointed out that the maneuvers aim to highlight the capabilities, professionalism and readiness of the Saudi air forces.
The joint exercises, the first of their kind with Tunisian air forces, will last for two weeks and will lead to improvements in coordination and planning at strategic, operational and tactical levels.
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