RSAF participates in Desert Flag 2021 exercises in Al-Dhafra Air Base

RSAF participates in Desert Flag 2021 exercises in Al-Dhafra Air Base

RSAF (The Royal Saudi Air Force) began joint military exercises on Monday in Al-Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates; with the participation of a number of friendly countries in addition to the host country.

The RSAF is taking part in the Desert Flag 2021 exercises with F15-SA fighter jets; and all air and technical crews, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Commander of the RSAF group participating in the exercise Lt. Col. Fahad Bin Muzal Al-Harbi said the exercise is important due to the number of participating countries; the military technology being used, and the quality of the participating aircraft, which will benefit the participants and raise their combat efficiency.

“Saudi forces taking part in the exercise implemented a number of air tactics as part of their operational plan for the exercise;” Al-Harbi also noted.

He also said that the exercise comes within the RSAF’s pre-prepared training plans and programs to refine and develop the skills of air; technical and administrative crews, which will support the combat readiness of the RSAF.

For his part, Maj. Saleh bin Ahmed Al-Shehri said that the technical crews are working on equipping, maintaining and arming the F15-SA system; following the highest standards of quality and safety to ensure that pilots perform their operational tasks to the fullest.

Maj. Saud bin Faisal Al-Tamimi added that this exercise takes three phases, involving planning and executing a number of training sorties. Besides, defensive and offensive air operations, according to war scenarios that simulate current and future threats.