In the Western Fleet, the mixed naval exercise “Blue Defender – 21”, which is being carried out by the Royal Saudi Naval Forces with their American counterpart in the Red Sea, was concluded, in the presence of the exercise director, Rear Admiral P.S.C. Saad Al-Ahmari, and from the American side, Naval Colonel Carl Haywood.
The exercise director explained that the maneuvers aim to strengthen relations and military cooperation between the Saudi and American naval forces. It also aims to raise combat readiness and to exchange experiences in the field of port protection and mine clearance on land and underwater in the Red Sea.
Brigadier Al-Ahmari added that the exercise included some scenarios in which naval units, support boats, landing ships, and a group of helicopters participated in the implementation of practical applications and tactical maneuvers. The participants demonstrated the highest standards of readiness with professionalism, which shows the Royal Saudi Naval Forces in an appearance that reflects the image on which our armed forces have developed and excelled at the global level.