F-15SAs from the Royal Saudi Air Force join U.S. Air Force F-15Es and F-16s in a combined joint air operations in the Gulf on Dec. 17-18

 


The Royal Saudi Naval Force corvette HMS Badr (612), front to back, the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), Navy patrol coastal ships USS Squall (PC 7), USS Firebolt (PC 10), Coast Guard patrol boats USCGC Monomoy (WPB 1326), USCGC Maui (WPB 1304) and USCGC Wrangell (WPB 1332) transit the Arabian Gulf with Royal Saudi Air Force F-15SA fighter jets, U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets, a U.S. Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter and a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft during the joint and combined air operations in support of maritime surface warfare (AOMSW) exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Dec. 17. Combined integration operations between joint U.S. forces are regularly held to maintain interoperability and the capability to counter threats posed in the maritime domain, ensuring freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce throughout the region’s heavily trafficked waterways. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Louis Thompson Staats IV)


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