Saudi Arabia and the United States kicked off on Saturday the joint “Outrageous Anger 22” exercise along the Red Sea coast in the western city of Yanbu.
The drill brings together the Royal Saudi Armed Forces and US Marine Corps for training on bilateral operational and logistical plans, exchange of expertise between the two sides, and the development of complementary work with civil authorities.
Maj. Gen. Ahmed Al-Dibais, commander of the western sector, and Maj. Gen. Paul Rock, commander of the Marine Corps at the US Central Command, as well as senior officers from the Saudi armed forces and US Army attended the inauguration of the drill.
Col. Matthew Hakula, commander of the US forces, said the maneuvers will raise combat readiness and strengthen compatibility between Saudi and US troops.
The month-long drill includes logistical exercises and operations with live ammunition.