Monday 19 August 2019

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the ceremony.

Saudi Arabia plans to build Air War Center

DHAHRAN, April 5, 2019

Saudi Arabia is set to build Air War Center at the King Abdulaziz Air Base in the Eastern Sector, reported SPA.

The foundation stone was laid by HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence during his visit to the Air Base.

The Crown Prince was briefed on the facility and its advanced capabilities to train air and technical crews in a similar reality to modern warfare, stated the report.

The new facility will contribute to the development and modernization of combat plans against potential threats, developing and evaluating air force capabilities, standardizing combat concepts and doctrines and testing and evaluating systems and weapons and their effectiveness and impact.

The Air War Center will support the combat readiness of the Air Force, carry out joint and mixed exercises with brotherly and friendly countries, as well as training in an advanced electronic warfare environment, to use and evaluate effective combat tactics by enabling Air Force specialists to read the results in a reality similar to the reality of real battles, said the SPA report.

The facility will house the headquarters of the centre besides hangars for aircraft maintenance, technical staff offices, ground equipment warehouse, service facilities, sun umbrellas for 24 planes, parking lots for planes, side walkways and e-war field, it added.


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