Saudi Arabia completes preparations to launch joint defense exercise

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense, represented by the Royal Saudi Air Force, is preparing to launch maneuvers; in the Air Warfare Center at the King Abdulaziz Air Base in the Eastern Province.

The exercises are also called Rumah Al-Nasr, or Spears of Victory, and will take place from Feb. 1 to 12 with the participation of the Royal Saudi Land Forces; the Royal Saudi Navy and the Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces.

“All participating air systems have arrived at King Abdulaziz Air Base in preparation for the start of the exercise, which is one of the most important joint exercises, in which the air force participates; with other branches of the Saudi Armed Forces to increase readiness; enhance joint action, raise combat efficiency and exchange experiences,” a statement published on the Saudi Press Agency said.

The Air Warfare Center also provides a real combat environment and an advanced ability to train air, technical and support crews; in a modern simulated warfare environment.

It also contributes to the development and modernization of combat plans against potential threats, developing and evaluating air force capabilities; and testing and evaluating the effectiveness and impact of systems and weapons, the statement added.