The Saudi Naval and Air Forces launched missiles at naval targets in the area of operations of the Naseem al-Bahr maneuvers in Pakistan.
The joint military drills were held in the presence of Lieutenant-General Fahd Al-Ghufaili, Commander of the Saudi Naval Forces Lieutenant-General Amjad Khan Niazi, and Commander of the Pakistani Naval Forces, Nawaf Al-Maliki, in addition to Riyadh Ambassador in Islamabad and a number of senior officers of the Saudi armed forces.
Al-Ghufaili said that the 13th edition of the joint Saudi-Pakistani exercise was aimed at raising military readiness, exchanging experiences and enhancing maritime security.
He said that the participation of the Air Force in shooting ammunition was an addition to the exercise to support and enhance the naval strategy to access and secure any maritime area and protect the vital interests of the Kingdom.
For his part, the commander of the 13th Naseem al-Bahr exercise, Rear Admiral Sajer bin Rafid Al-Enezi, said that the firing of the surface-to-surface missiles over the medium and long range and beyond the horizon was carried out professionally and destroyed the set targets.
The Air Force fighters carried out the shooting in an area of operations far from their bases with air systems that enable them to reach long distances, with the aim to support the naval forces units during their operations in the Arabian Sea.