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Saudi Press Agency

Saudi, Bahrain Navies Begin Mixed Joint Maritime Exercise "JISR-22"

Saudi Press Agency

Sunday 1443/5/1 - 2021/12/05

Jubail, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 05, 2021, SPA -- The Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) and the Royal Bahraini Naval Forces launched today the mixed bilateral maritime exercise "JISR-22" at King Abdulaziz Naval Base in the Eastern Fleet in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

The Commander of the Eastern Fleet Rear Admiral Majid bin Hazaa Al-Qahtani said that the drill aims to enhance capabilities that contribute to the security and stability of the region, develop and expand operational compatibility, and tactical efficiency, as well as exchange expertise, to develop both sides capabilities in maritime operations, with the participation of the Royal Saudi Air Force in the air support operations of ship combating.

Al-Qahtani added that this exercise comes as an extension of a series of "JISR" exercises carried out periodically between the two countries aiming to enhance security cooperation, secure regional waters, unify concepts and joint work.

21:33 LOCAL TIME 18:33 GMT

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