ATHENS – A Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) group will take part in Falcon Eye 3 Air Drill at the US Naval Base on Souda Bay on Crete, further tightening ties between the countries that is included more business deals.
The Saudi group is participating in the drill with F-15 fighter jets and their entire air, technical, and support crews, said the site said Asharq Al-Awsat, with its Commander Col. Khalifa al-Enezi saying it extends drill that will also take place in Saudi Arabia.
He explained that the maneuvers aimed to enhance cooperation between the Greek and Saudi Air Forces and raise combat readiness, the site said, with Greece trying to build alliances against Turkish provocations.
Enezi noted that RSAF held coordination meetings with the Greek Air Force ahead of the maneuvers, which focused on the working mechanism and the quality of the participating aircraft and their numbers.
The meeting resulted in a full program that includes all sorts of training to refine and develop the skills of the air, technical, and support crews to exchange expertise in the available fields, the report also said.
The Air Force group was received by Chargé d’Affairs at the Saudi Embassy Ahed bin Hamad, Commander Enezi, the Commander of the Souda Air Base, Colonel Pilot Christos Grigoriadis, and the Defense Attaché at the Saudi Embassy in Greece, Colonel Pilot Rashed al-Aboudi.