A multinational joint air train ‘Tuwaiq 2’ involving a number of Arab international locations kicked off on Sunday in Al-Kharj in central Saudi Arabia, the ministry of protection mentioned.
Oman, the UAE, Jordan, and Egypt are participating within the two-week-long train whereas Kuwait and Bahrain might be observers.
Maj. Gen. Mohsen bin Saeed Al-Zahrani, commander of the Prince Sultan Air Base, and heads of taking part delegations witnessed the drills, that are underway.
The train “aims to ensure the highest levels of readiness, and achieve operational compatibility and integration,” the ministry mentioned.
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Lt. Col. Mohammed Ibrahim bin Sufyan, commander of the drills, mentioned that the air train might be performed in several phases, together with planning and implementing flights.
“The exercise aims to raise the operational and training readiness for tactical airdrops and raise the spirit of competition among the participants,” he added.