A delegation from the Royal Saudi Air Force arrived in Pakistan on Friday to participate in a multinational aerial exercise designed to maximize combat readiness in the participating countries.
The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is organizing the two-week exercise Aces Meet 2021-1, which brings together some of the best pilots in the world.
The contingent of Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) arrived at an operational airbase of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on Saturday to participate in a two-week long multinational air exercise “ACES Meet 2021-1”.#Pakistan #PAF #RSAF #ACESMEET2021 pic.twitter.com/oYNc7btHuO— Defence Updates (@defence_updates) March 27, 2021
According to an official statement, the US Air Force will also participate in the exercise, while Egyptian, Jordanian and Bahraini officials will participate in the event as observers.
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“The exercise will help participants take advantage of each other’s different experiences and flight operations,” a PAF spokesperson told media.
He added that the Pakistani side would use F16 and JF17 Thunder fighter jets, while the Royal Saudi Air Force would bring Tornado planes.
The PAF spokesperson said the country’s air force works closely with many states in the region and often participates in bilateral exercises with them.
“We have previously participated in several exercises with Saudi Arabia,” he said. “We recently participated with our aircraft in the Al-Saqoor II exercise in Saudi Arabia.”