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A Turkish Air Force F16 jet fighter prepares to take off from an air base during the Anatolian Eagle military exercise in Konya. Photo: Reuters

Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) is participating in “Anatolian Eagle – 4” Military Training hosted by Turkey for about 20 days. This is the fourth representation of Saudi Arabia at one of the largest military exercises of its kind.

A group of RSAF arrived at Konya airbase yesterday to partake in the “Anatolian Eagle – 4” Military Training held till June 10, 2016.

Commander of the participating RSAF personnel Colonel Ali bin al-Omari was at the reception accompanied by a number of commanders. Al-Omari said the joint exercise aims to improve the skills of all military and administrative personnel as well as technicians.

Colonel al-Omari added that all personnel have arrived fully prepared from King Abdulaziz Airbase to participate in the exercises. He added that the RSAF is participating in one of the most important military training and that everything was professionally prepared following safety rules.

“Anatolian Eagle” military training and maneuvers are worldly renowned for professionalism and defense and attack exercises. In addition to that, they are also known for the engaging operations and cooperation between air forces during military operations.

“Anatolian Eagle” is only one of dozens of trainings, military exercises, and maneuvers that RSAF participated in the last few years. Analysts believe that this shows seriousness in dealing with international threats.

“Anatolian Eagle” Training Center is the best and only center in Europe that can mimic an actual war zone. Trainings vary from simple air wars to more complex ones at the end of the sessions.

By participating with a number of neighboring countries, RSAF aim to improve their expertise in the international maneuvers as well enrich and increase cooperation among international forces. Not to forget the exchange of military experiences in order to meet the needs of joint military actions.

RSAF has advanced technologies that enable its staff and pilots of reaching the highest levels of professionalism. By participating in “Anatolian Eagle – 4”, RSAF benefits from change of environment and weather that enriches its staff experience in dealing with situations under all circumstances.