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The Air Warfare Center is an air operations center that combines three components of the strategic radar system - the air defense system - the air force system
 

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The center is not only for training, but for managing air battles on a large scale, guiding large numbers of aircraft of various types, and coordinating air operations among them.
 

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His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, laid the foundation stone for the project to establish an air war center, during his visit today to King Abdulaziz Air Base in the eastern sector.

His Highness the Crown Prince reviewed an introductory film about the Air War Center, and the advanced capacity it provides to train aircrew, technical and support, in a reality similar to modern warfare, and what the center will contribute to in terms of developing and updating combat plans against potential threats, developing and evaluating the capabilities of the Air Force, and standardizing concepts. Combat doctrines, testing and evaluation of systems and weapons and their effectiveness and impact.

The Air War Center will support the combat readiness of the Air Force, and carry out joint and mixed exercises with many brotherly and friendly countries, in addition to training in an advanced electronic warfare environment, to use and evaluate effective combat tactics and methods, by enabling the Air Force specialists to read the results in A reality similar to the reality of real battles.

The air war center consists of the center’s headquarters building, which includes a main gate to the center with security requirements, hangars for aircraft maintenance, technical staff offices, ground equipment warehouse, service facilities, sun umbrellas for 24 aircraft, a parking lot for aircraft, side lanes, and an electronic war zone.







Establishing an air war center along the lines of the American model requires a squadron (aggressor). hopefully to benefit from the F-5 to play this role, knowing that the US Department of Defense itself wants to purchase 22 used P-5s for the US Navy for training operations..



 

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Hope PAF learns to keep away from this. The Saudia's are not really a commodity that can trusted anymore. Operational tactics, doctrines and training approaches will be shared with the Israeli' s and, therefore India.

Hopefully, PAF is rethinking its approach with UAE aswell. Once again, an entity that is no longer in the 'trust' zone.
 

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Hope PAF learns to keep away from this. The Saudia's are not really a commodity that can trusted anymore. Operational tactics, doctrines and training approaches will be shared with the Israeli' s and, therefore India.

Hopefully, PAF is rethinking its approach with UAE aswell. Once again, an entity that is no longer in the 'trust' zone.
Bye felicia
 

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it is nice to see that muslim world is just awakening to industry, late but better than nothing
 

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I thought you dont like the Saudis?
why did you think like that? i am just a person, not government rep here. we buy almost everything from europa why not from our region? i dream a prosperous ME that can produce every kind of goods to supply each other like europeans. but i hate ME regimes that suck blood of people .
 

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The center is not only for training, but for managing air battles on a large scale, guiding large numbers of aircraft of various types, and coordinating air operations among them.
That's really great. Long time coming and if there is any country in the ME that should be having this setup, it's Saudiya for sure. With all the space, funding, technology, equipment and capabilities, it's nothing short of the perfect scenario for all Arab air forces to come to and train in the best and latest, from tactics to technology.

His Highness the Crown Prince reviewed an introductory film about the Air War Center, and the advanced capacity it provides to train aircrew, technical and support, in a reality similar to modern warfare, and what the center will contribute to in terms of developing and updating combat plans against potential threats, developing and evaluating the capabilities of the Air Force, and standardizing concepts. Combat doctrines, testing and evaluation of systems and weapons and their effectiveness and impact.

The Air War Center will support the combat readiness of the Air Force, and carry out joint and mixed exercises with many brotherly and friendly countries, in addition to training in an advanced electronic warfare environment, to use and evaluate effective combat tactics and methods, by enabling the Air Force specialists to read the results in A reality similar to the reality of real battles.

The air war center consists of the center’s headquarters building, which includes a main gate to the center with security requirements, hangars for aircraft maintenance, technical staff offices, ground equipment warehouse, service facilities, sun umbrellas for 24 aircraft, a parking lot for aircraft, side lanes, and an electronic war zone.
Tremendous. This will only get bigger as time goes by and it develops into a bigger and more successful operation.

Establishing an air war center along the lines of the American model requires a squadron (aggressor). hopefully to benefit from the F-5 to play this role, knowing that the US Department of Defense itself wants to purchase 22 used P-5s for the US Navy for training operations..
This is basically the Red Flag of the ME. Not really the naval version of FighterTown at NAS Miramar (better known as Top Gun lol) which then became Marine Corps Station at Miramar, but more like what they do at Red Flag with very complex flight operations and training. This should be really exciting to keep an eye on its development and its success with who participates, especially from Arab air forces as well as foreign ones, too.

Now this is pretty interesting as the ones that stick out immediately are the French Rafale and the Aussie F/A-18 Hornet. The Moroccan and Iraqi F-16 not so much, of course, but this is exactly what I was referring to is the variety of participants should make this very exciting.

In Egypt the EAF created an in-house aggressor unit to be part of the developmental stages of the pilots and they used half of the last batch of F-16s block 52s to create that squadron that employs the longest and best standing F-16 pilots in the EAF to fly against. They have packages of operations they use and all the aircraft fight and train against them, but that's much more locally constrained to the EAF and no other outside air forces participate in any of that specific training. But this, here, is such a great idea and the fact that it has come to fruition is even more impressive, especially the electronic warfare portion of the training they intend to do.

I hope you keep up the news on this thread about this, SC, Bro. It'll be great to see who comes and goes and what else they do and see more pics etc. :tup:
 

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That's really great. Long time coming and if there is any country in the ME that should be having this setup, it's Saudiya for sure. With all the space, funding, technology, equipment and capabilities, it's nothing short of the perfect scenario for all Arab air forces to come to and train in the best and latest, from tactics to technology.



Tremendous. This will only get bigger as time goes by and it develops into a bigger and more successful operation.



This is basically the Red Flag of the ME. Not really the naval version of FighterTown at NAS Miramar (better known as Top Gun lol) which then became Marine Corps Station at Miramar, but more like what they do at Red Flag with very complex flight operations and training. This should be really exciting to keep an eye on its development and its success with who participates, especially from Arab air forces as well as foreign ones, too.



Now this is pretty interesting as the ones that stick out immediately are the French Rafale and the Aussie F/A-18 Hornet. The Moroccan and Iraqi F-16 not so much, of course, but this is exactly what I was referring to is the variety of participants should make this very exciting.

In Egypt the EAF created an in-house aggressor unit to be part of the developmental stages of the pilots and they used half of the last batch of F-16s block 52s to create that squadron that employs the longest and best standing F-16 pilots in the EAF to fly against. They have packages of operations they use and all the aircraft fight and train against them, but that's much more locally constrained to the EAF and no other outside air forces participate in any of that specific training. But this, here, is such a great idea and the fact that it has come to fruition is even more impressive, especially the electronic warfare portion of the training they intend to do.

I hope you keep up the news on this thread about this, SC, Bro. It'll be great to see who comes and goes and what else they do and see more pics etc. :tup:
You got the idea _as usual_..It is the ME Red Flag-like training center with international participants.. a very good idea to learn from the best including the EAF..It is very exciting to see the Rafale, F-15, SU-35, Mig-35, Tornado, Typhoon, F-16. Mirage 2k, F-18, F-35.. all training with each other.. and with international best air forces' participants..This is going to be a value plus plus to the Arab world air forces and all participants in general..
 
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Finally, could be good for Berenice AB. 2 sided exercises between this center and Berenice would be realistic (Berenice can host Rafales, F-16s & MiG-35s)
I can see the 97th ‘Pharaohs’ in this photo, any idea when this was taken?
After the BS KSA stumbled across for it’s Eurofighters it’s wise to manufacture spares and A-G munition, do you think other Air Forces would use the locally made Paveway bombs?
 

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