Deputy Crown Prince: Saudi has the most modern aerial fleet

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman expressed thanks to King Salman for approving the sponsorship of the King Faisal Air Academy ceremony. (AFP)

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman expressed his thanks and appreciation to King Salman for approving the sponsorship of the King Faisal Air Academy ceremony.

The academy is set to mark the 50th anniversary of inception, next Wednesday. It will also see the graduation ceremony of the 91st batch from the academy, in addition to commissioning the new aircraft F.15 - SA, recently added to the service fleet of the Royal Saudi Air Force.

The Deputy Crown Prince said: “The kingdom is keen to acquire these kinds of modern aircraft in order to protect Saudi lands, holy sites, and national interests. As well as maintenance of security and stability, and enhance capabilities and economic development, and to ensure peace in the region.”

He also praised the academy’s achievements, and the graduation of qualified pilots.

He added: “This event coincides with the 50-year anniversary of the establishment of the academy, which pushed numerous pilots forward, proving their proficiency in the world. It also demonstrates to the whole world that the kingdom possesses a strong aerial arsenal capable of defending the skies of this beloved country.”

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48
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