Gulf Shooting 2021 drill kicks off in Kuwait with Saudi participation


KUWAIT — The Gulf Shooting 2021 drill kicked off on Sunday in Kuwait, with the participation of the Royal Saudi Land Forces, the Kuwaiti Land Force and US Army’s Spartan Force.

The commander of the drill, Colonel Nayef bin Al-Humaidi, said that the exercise came with the aim of strengthening military relations and joint defense cooperation with friendly countries. It also aimed at exchanging military experiences and knowledge in order to highlight and unify the combat capability of the three countries.

The Gulf shooting exercise 2021 will take place until November 18.

Saudi forces taking part in the exercise arrived to Kuwait on Sunday through Nuwaiseeb border crossing and Ali Al-Salem airbase.

Receiving the participating forces was chief of armed forces operations within Kuwait’s army Colonel Mohammad Al-Mutairi, and the drill’s assistant commander Colonel Amer Al-Dousari.

Kuwait’s military leadership is keen on organizing such exercises to reflect efforts made to develop combined military collaboration between Kuwait and neighboring and friendly countries, The Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

The drill aims to boost collaboration, coordination and to enhance training levels, and martial readiness, the statement said.

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