Arab News, Monday, Dec 26, 2022 | Jamadi Al Thani 2, 1444
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain launch bilateral naval exercise
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain:
Saudi Arabian and Bahraini naval forces began a bilateral maritime exercise in
Bahrain, the Saudi Defense Ministry announced on Sunday.
The “Bridge 23” drill includes forces from the
Royal Saudi Navy, represented by the Eastern Fleet, and the Royal Bahraini Navy.
It was launched in the presence of Royal Bahraini Navy Cmdr. Rear Adm. Mohammed
Al-Assam and military attache at the Saudi Embassy to Bahrain Brig. Gen. Fahad
Al-Thunayan, as well as a number of senior officers taking part in the exercise.
The director of the exercise, Col. Ahmed
Al-Osaimi, said that “Bridge 23” aims to raise combat readiness, standardize
tactical concepts and aid in the implementation of joint operations, the Saudi
Press Agency reported.
He added that the exercise will also cover naval
battles, command and control, and will raise the efficiency of communication
procedures in both navies.
Al-Osaimi said that the maneuvers are an extension
of the “Bridge” series of exercises carried out periodically between the two
countries to enhance security cooperation.