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Airbase to be new bulwark for protection of Saudi airspace

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Eastern Sector's King Saud Air Base whose foundation stone was laid on Wednesday by King Salman Al Saud in Hafr Al Batin province consitutes a new fort for protection of the airspace of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

This was stated by the commander of King Saud Air Base in the Eastern Sector Major General Ahmed bin Ali Al-Asiri.

Technical studies designs and engineering survey works for the construction of the new base began immediately after the issuance of the royal approval to turn the advanced air base in Hafr Al-Batin to a major air force base under the name of King Saud Air Base in the Eastern Sector Al-Asiri said.

He explained that the designs of the new air base took into account the highest quality and efficiency standards energy conservation standards and the preservation of the existing facilities in line with the objectives and plans of the new air force base to be a combat air base.