RIYADH: Maj. Gen. Talal bin Suleiman Al-Ghamdi, the deputy commander of the Royal Saudi Air Force, visited King Fahd Air Base in the Western Sector to review the preparations for a joint military exercise in the UK, the Saudi defense ministry said on Thursday.
Cobra Warrior 2022 will take place at the Coningsby air base in England in March. A number of Royal Saudi Air Force Typhoon combat aircraft will participate, along with their air, technical and support crews.
Al-Ghamdi was briefed on progress by the commander of the participating air forces group, Col. Fahd bin Mohammed Al-Rajhi. He also met the participants and urged them to make full use of the exercise to improve their combat and support skills. He also called on them to adhere to all COVID-19 precautions.
Al-Rajhi said the exercise aims to enhance cooperation between the Royal Saudi Air Force, the UK’s Royal Air Force and forces from other participating countries, encourage the exchange of expertise and develop joint efforts in planning and implementation to deal with a variety of threats using an electronic warfare environment that simulates reality.