Royal Saudi Air Force in Greece for joint air drills

In the context of the bilateral Military Cooperation between Greece and Saudi Arabia and the coordinated effort of the competent bodies of the General Staff with the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Saudi Arabia, on Saturday, March 13, 2021, the arrival of the 115th Battalion of the Royal Air Force of Saudi Arabia (RSAF), which includes six F-15C aircraft, in order to co-train with the Greek Armed Forces.

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Royal Saudi Air Force in Greece for joint air drills The Saudi Air Force and its Greek counterpart will conduct air sorties and joint exercises over the Mediterranean Sea (Picture source: Hellenic National Defence General Staff)

The arrival of RSAF fighter jets at the Souda air base was especially honored by the presence of the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Greece Dr. Saad Alammar.

During the joint training, it is planned to carry out missions of complex air operations such as Air Superiority / Supremacy, as well as protection - attack of targets on land and sea.

Also, this cooperation proves the continuous deepening of the relations between the 2 countries, which is demonstrated, among other things, by the recent placement of the Saudi Defense Attaché in Athens for the first time.

The particularly important presence of the Saudi Armed Forces in Souda is added to those of the United Arab Emirates, France, the United States and Cyprus, and highlights the important role of Crete in consolidating security and stability in the wider region. of the Central and Eastern Mediterranean as well as the Middle East.

The continuous upgrade of the strategic value of the island according to the short-term planning of GEETHA (Hellenic National Defence General Staff) is and will continue to be in the near future a pole of attraction for the realization of important synergies with even more Allies, friends and partners who wish to declare in practice, with the presence and their co-training with the Greek Armed Forces, their interest in the particularly strategically important area.