Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s Chief of Staff General Fayyad Al-Ruwaili inspected the ongoing joint maneuver of “ Gulf Shield1” on Wednesday, hosted by Saudi Arabia’s armed forces. Al-Ruwaili was briefed about the exercises and joint operations as well as the readiness of equipment and weaponry.
Al-Ruwaili then inspected the exercise’s joint command center where he watched a simulation exercise, reflecting coordination and coexistence among the participating units, aimed at improving effectiveness, liaison and cooperation to ward off future threats against participating countries.
“Gulf Shield 1” is organized by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defense with participants from the land, air and naval forces of 23 countries. Tens of thousands of soldiers have arrived in the Kingdom to join the military exercise, which is considered the largest in the region in terms of the number of participating countries and the equipment used.