New Saudi Air Warfare Centre hosts Spears of Victory multinational exercise

Exercise Spears of Victory 24 is taking place at King Abdulaziz Air Base in Saudia Arabia, with the RAF sending Typhoons flown by XI (Fighter) Squadron to participate.

Also taking part in the exercise, which runs from February 5 to 15, are F-16s from Bahrain, Greece and the United Arab Emirates, while the French Air and Space Force is contributing Rafales and the Pakistan Air Force, JF-17s. Some of Qatar’s new F-15QAs are in attendance as are Royal Air Force of Oman Typhoons. Several branches of Saudi Arabia’s military are involved with the air force providing Typhoons, Tornados and F-15s. The US is not contributing aircraft, but will has personnel providing support to the exercise in a number of ways. In addition to the large number of fast jets involved, the exercise will be supported by various other tanker, transport and airborne early warning aircraft as well as helicopters. In total, up to 60 aircraft are taking part.

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