Saudi force comes out fighting in joint ‘Bright Star’ drill

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Saudi Arabian forces have joined the 2018 Bright Star exercise along with military units from the US, Egypt, Greece, Britain, Jordan, the UAE, Italy and France. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabian forces have joined the 2018 Bright Star exercise along with military units from the US, Egypt, Greece, Britain, Jordan, the UAE, Italy and France. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabian forces have joined the 2018 Bright Star exercise along with military units from the US, Egypt, Greece, Britain, Jordan, the UAE, Italy and France. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabian forces have joined the 2018 Bright Star exercise along with military units from the US, Egypt, Greece, Britain, Jordan, the UAE, Italy and France. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabian forces have joined the 2018 Bright Star exercise along with military units from the US, Egypt, Greece, Britain, Jordan, the UAE, Italy and France. (SPA)
Updated 09 September 2018
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Saudi force comes out fighting in joint ‘Bright Star’ drill

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabian forces have joined a US-Egyptian Bright Star exercise along with military units from Greece, Britain, Jordan, the UAE, Italy and France.
Observers from 16 other countries will monitor the exercise in Egypt, which is designed to strengthen military and security cooperation among the participating countries.
Col. Nasser bin Hatlin Al-Suhaimi, commanding officer of the Saudi force, said Saudi armed forces followed a pre-training curriculum to prepare for the joint exercise.
Al-Suhaimi said preparation for the Bright Star exercise included “integrated scenarios to unify the military concepts.”
Exercises included anti-terrorism operations, and fighting techniques on land and sea. Live ammunition was used in some drills.
Paratroopers and special security forces units have been assigned to carry out a number of major operational duties, including fighting in built-up areas, combating terrorism, piracy and air landings.


Tabuk military exhibition: Jump in, buckle up and take off

An aircraft cockpit fitted out with PlayStation DR technology will allow visitors to share the experience. (SPA)
Updated 16 February 2019
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Tabuk military exhibition: Jump in, buckle up and take off

  • The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday

JEDDAH: It is one of the most demanding skills in modern combat.
Now visitors to a military exhibition in Tabuk will get the chance to command a fighter plane and take part in a simulated air battle.
The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday.
An aircraft cockpit fitted out with PlayStation DR technology will allow visitors to share the experience of fighter pilots taking off and joining in supersonic aerial combat.