Saudi forces to take part in ‘Arab Shield-1’ drill

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Brig. Abdullah bin Hussein Al-Subaie said the drill is part of the Saudi Defense Ministry’s plans to train members of the armed forces. (SPA)
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Brig. Abdullah bin Hussein Al-Subaie said the drill is part of the Saudi Defense Ministry’s plans to train members of the armed forces. (SPA)
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Brig. Abdullah bin Hussein Al-Subaie said the drill is part of the Saudi Defense Ministry’s plans to train members of the armed forces. (SPA)
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Brig. Abdullah bin Hussein Al-Subaie said the drill is part of the Saudi Defense Ministry’s plans to train members of the armed forces. (SPA)
Updated 29 October 2018
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Saudi forces to take part in ‘Arab Shield-1’ drill

JEDDAH: The Saudi armed forces are set to take part in the “Arab Shield-1” drill, which will begin today in Egypt, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Armed forces from the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan and Egypt will take part in the three-week joint military exercise.
The commander of the Saudi forces assigned to take part in the drill, Brig. Abdullah bin Hussein Al-Subaie, said that all land, air, sea and air defense forces selected for the maneuver have completed preparedness.
He said the drill is part of the Saudi Defense Ministry’s plans to train members of the armed forces.
Saudi Arabia recently concluded a joint military drill with the US and Sudan. The aim of the exercises “Shield of Prevention-2” and “Determination 1” was to support security, stability and cooperation in the region.
Participants of the exercises carried out a number of tasks including inspections of hazardous materials, sampling procedures, training of explosive disposal teams, as well as the training of medical units on the mechanism for treating, clearing and evacuating large numbers of people affected in the aftermath of a crisis.


First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

Updated 22 March 2019
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First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

  • Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by Saudi Air Navigation Services

JEDDAH: Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) on Wednesday celebrated the appointment and start of work of the first batch of Saudi female air traffic controllers at an air traffic control center in Jeddah.
Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by SANS in cooperation with the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation. This is the first program to qualify women to work as air traffic controllers.
The academy initiative, in collaboration with SANS, seeks to create more jobs for women as part of a reform push to wean the economy off oil. Vision 2030 plan aims to increase employment and diversify revenue sources.
Earlier, SANS CEO Ryyan Tarabzoni said the state-owned company was prioritizing the hiring of women in the profession, as the country pushes to extend women’s rights in the country and also recruit more nationals as part of the “Saudization” project.