Saif Abdullah

Some photos gathered from the net about the largest military exercise in the history of Saudi Arabia, “Saif Abdullah”, literally “Sword of Abdullah”, held in April 2014:

Royal Saudi Land Force M-ATV Special Force Vehicle version MRAPs during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Land Force M-ATV Special Force Vehicle version MRAPs during the closing parade.

RSLF M-ATV SFV version MRAPs during the closing parade.

RSLF M-ATV SFV version MRAPs during the closing parade.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M-ATV Special Force Vehicle version MRAP during the exercise.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M-ATV Special Force Vehicle version MRAP during the exercise.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M-ATV SFV version MRAP during the exercise.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M-ATV SFV version MRAP during the exercise.

A RSLV M-ATV SFV version MRAP during the exercise.

A RSLV M-ATV SFV version MRAP during the exercise.

A RSLV M-ATV SFV version MRAP during the exercise.

A RSLV M-ATV SFV version MRAP during the exercise.

RSLV M-ATV SFV version MRAPs heading for exercise.

RSLV M-ATV SFV version MRAPs heading for exercise.

RSLV M-ATV SFV version MRAPs heading for exercise.

RSLV M-ATV SFV version MRAPs heading for exercise.

RSLV M-ATV SFV version MRAPs heading for exercise.

RSLV M-ATV SFV version MRAPs heading for exercise.

RSLV M-ATV Special Force Vehicle version MRAPs during the exercise.

RSLV M-ATV Special Force Vehicle version MRAPs during the exercise.

RSLV M-ATV Special Force Vehicle version MRAPs during the exercise.

RSLV M-ATV Special Force Vehicle version MRAPs during the exercise.

RSLF M-ATV SFV version MRAPs during the closing parade.

RSLF M-ATV SFV version MRAPs during the closing parade.

A RSLF M-ATV SFV version MRAP during the closing parade.

A RSLF M-ATV SFV version MRAP during the closing parade.

RSLF M1097A2 shelter carrier communication vehicles during the closing parade.

RSLF M1097A2 shelter carrier communication vehicles during the closing parade.

RSLF M1025A2 HMMWVs and M1 Abrams MBTs during the exercise.

RSLF M1025A2 HMMWVs and M1 Abrams MBTs during the exercise.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M1025A2 HMMWV during the exercise.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M1025A2 HMMWV during the exercise.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M1044 HMMWV disembarking.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M1044 HMMWV disembarking.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M1044 HMMWV disembarking.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M1044 HMMWV disembarking.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M1151 HMMWV during the exercise.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M1151 HMMWV during the exercise.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M1151 HMMWV between M728 CEVs and M163 VADs during the closing parade.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M1151 HMMWV between M728 CEVs and M163 VADs during the closing parade.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M1151 HMMWV preceding M728 CEVs during the closing parade.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M1151 HMMWV preceding M728 CEVs during the closing parade.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs during the closing parade.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs during the closing parade.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs during the closing parade.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs during the closing parade.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs during the closing parade.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs during the closing parade.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs during the exercise.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs during the exercise.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs heading for the exercise.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs heading for the exercise.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs heading for the exercise.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs heading for the exercise.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs transported by an M911 tank transporter heading for the exercise.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs transported by an M911 tank transporter heading for the exercise.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs transported by an M911 tank transporter heading for the exercise.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs transported by an M911 tank transporter heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT transported by an M1070 tank transporter heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT transported by an M1070 tank transporter heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT transported by an M1070 tank transporter heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT transported by an M1070 tank transporter heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT transported by an M1070 tank transporter heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT transported by an M1070 tank transporter heading for the exercise.

RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBTs heading for the exercise.

RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBTs heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT transported by an M911 tank transporter heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT transported by an M911 tank transporter heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M2A2 Bradley IFV heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M2A2 Bradley IFV heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M2A2 Bradley IFV heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M2A2 Bradley IFV heading for the exercise.

RSLF M2A2 Bradley IFVs heading for the exercise.

RSLF M2A2 Bradley IFVs heading for the exercise.

RSLF M2A2 Bradley IFVs during the closing parade.

RSLF M2A2 Bradley IFVs during the closing parade.

A RSLF M88A1 ARV heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M88A1 ARV heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M88A1 ARV heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M88A1 ARV heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M88A1 ARV heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M88A1 ARV heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M88A1 ARV heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M88A1 ARV heading for the exercise.

RSLF M109 SPHs during the closing parade.

RSLF M109 SPHs during the closing parade.

A RSLF M992 FAASV heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M992 FAASV heading for the exercise.

RSLF Astros II MLRSs during the closing parade.

RSLF Astros II MLRSs during the closing parade.

RSLF Shahine firing and acquisition units during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Air Defence Shahine firing and acquisition units during the closing parade.

The RSLF MIM-23 Hawk during the closing parade.

The Royal Saudi Air Defence MIM-23 Hawk during the closing parade.

RSLF MIM-23 Hawk towed by M923A1 trucks during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Air Defence MIM-23 Hawk towed by M923A1 trucks during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force DF-3A balistic missile towed by Steyr 6x6 trucks during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force DF-3A balistic missile towed by Steyr 6×6 trucks during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force DF-3A balistic missile towed by Steyr 6x6 trucks during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force DF-3A balistic missile towed by Steyr 6×6 trucks during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force DF-3A balistic missile towed by Steyr 6x6 trucks during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force DF-3A balistic missile towed by Steyr 6×6 trucks during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force DF-3A balistic missile towed by Steyr 6x6 trucks during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force DF-3A balistic missile towed by Steyr 6×6 trucks during the closing parade.

A RSLF M934 Expansible van truck and M977 cargo trucksheading for the exercise.

A RSLF M934 Expansible van truck and M977 cargo trucksheading for the exercise.

A RSLF M934 Expansible van truck heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M934 Expansible van truck heading for the exercise.

RSLF M911 tank transporters heading for the exercise.

RSLF M911 tank transporters heading for the exercise.

RSLF M911 tank transporters carrying M113A2s heading for the exercise.

RSLF M911 tank transporters carrying M113A2s heading for the exercise.

RSLF M911 tank transporters carrying M113A2s heading for the exercise.

RSLF M911 tank transporters carrying M113A2s heading for the exercise.

RSLF M911 tank transporters carrying M113A2s heading for the exercise.

RSLF M911 tank transporters carrying M113A2s heading for the exercise.

Royal Saudi Air Defence Patriot launching batteries mounted on  M860 semitrailer towed by M983 HEMTTs during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Air Defence Patriot launching batteries mounted on M860 semitrailer towed by M983 HEMTTs during the closing parade.

RSLF FNSS ACV-S IFVs and FNSS M113A300 APCs among other vehicles during the exercise.

RSLF FNSS ACV-S IFVs and FNSS M113A300 APCs among other vehicles during the exercise.

Royal Saudi Marines Pegaso BMR-600 APCs during the exercise.

Royal Saudi Marines Pegaso BMR-600 APCs during the exercise.

Royal Saudi Marines Pegaso BMR-600 APCs during the exercise.

Royal Saudi Marines Pegaso BMR-600 APCs during the exercise.

Saudi Arabian National Guard VLRA 1 TPK 6.50 SH trucks during the closing parade.

Saudi Arabian National Guard VLRA 1 TPK 6.50 SH trucks during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Air Force Airbus Military A330 MRTT, Eurofighter Typhoon and F-15 Eagle jets during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Air Force Airbus Military A330 MRTT, Eurofighter Typhoon and F-15 Eagle jets during the closing parade.

RSAF F-15 Eagle jets during the closing parade.

RSAF F-15 Eagle jets during the closing parade.

RSAF BAE Hamk 65 jets during the closing parade.

RSAF BAE Hamk 65 jets during the closing parade.

RSAF BAE Hamk 65 jets during the closing parade.

RSAF BAE Hamk 65 jets during the closing parade.

RSAF AH-64 attack helicopters during the closing parade.

RSAF AH-64 attack helicopters during the closing parade.

RSAF AH-64 attack helicopters during the closing parade.

RSAF AH-64 attack helicopters during the closing parade.

RSLF Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk and Bell OH-58 Kiowa helicopters during the exercise.

RSLF Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk and Bell OH-58 Kiowa helicopters during the exercise.

A RSLF Bell OH-58 Kiowa helicopter during the exercise.

A RSLF Bell OH-58 Kiowa helicopter during the exercise.

 

 

 

 

Jordan Celebrates the 57th anniversary of the Arabization of the Army Command

On the occasion of the celebration of the 57th anniversary of the Arabization of the Jordanian Army Command, The Jordan News Agency publishes several photos of the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF):

Royal Jordanian Land Force Saxon APCs and a Land Rover Defender 110.

Royal Jordanian Land Force Saxon APCs and a Land Rover Defender 110.

Royal Jordanian Land Force M1025A2 HMMWVs.

Royal Jordanian Land Force M1025A2 HMMWVs.

Royal Jordanian Land Force Al-Thalab LRPVs

Royal Jordanian Land Force Al-Thalab LRPVs

Royal Jordanian Land Force International MaxxPro MRAPs

Royal Jordanian Land Force International MaxxPro MRAPs

Royal Jordanian Land Force WM-80 MRL

Royal Jordanian Land Force WM-80 MRL

Royal Jordanian Land Force AB2 Al-Jawad

Royal Jordanian Land Force AB2 Al-Jawad

Royal Jordanian Air Force F-16AM

Royal Jordanian Air Force F-16AM

Royal Jordanian Air Force F-16AM

Royal Jordanian Air Force F-16AM

Royal Jordanian Air Force F-16AM

Royal Jordanian Air Force F-16AM

Royal Jordanian Air Force UH-60 Black Hawk

Royal Jordanian Air Force UH-60 Black Hawk

Royal Jordanian Air Force MD 530F

Royal Jordanian Air Force MD 530F

 

 

 

Photo Credits & Sources:

http://www.jaf.mil.jo

http://www.petra.gov.jo

 

 

 

The Royal Saudi Land Force in Corsica

From October 1 to October 18, 2012 took place in Corsica the military exercise “Tigre 2” jointly organized by French and Saudi special forces.
After a first week of training, the tactical phase of the exercise began on October 9 across the entire island.

The exercise was conducted bilaterally by a Franco-Saudi command in charge of coordinating land, sea and air units. Units of the French Commandement des Opérations Spéciales (COS) were deployed on the ground and implemented their specific procedures.

A Royal Saudi Land Force UH-60L Black Hawk recovering a French Army Commando Group.

A Royal Saudi Land Force UH-60L Black Hawk recovering a French Army Commando Group.

 

A Royal Saudi Land Force UH-60L Black Hawk and a French Army EC 725 Caracal.

French Army COS ans RSLF Saeqa Airborne Brigade soldiers together in front of an RSLF UH-60L Black Hawk.

A RSLF UH-60L Black Hawk disembarking troops of the RSLF 64th Saeqa Airborne Brigade on Solenzara AFB.

Troops of the RSLF 64th Saeqa Airborne Brigade on Solenzara AFB, Corsica.

 

French Army COS ans RSLF Saeqa Airborne Brigade soldiers running toward an RSLF UH-60L Black Hawk.

 

French Army COS ans RSLF Saeqa Airborne Brigade soldiers getting ready to board a Royal Saudi Air Force C-130 Hercules.

 

A Royal Saudi Land Force M1151 of the Saeqa Airborne Brigade during the exercise.

A RSLF M1151 of the Saeqa Airborne Brigade during the exercise.

A RSLF M1151 of the Saeqa Airborne Brigade during the exercise.

A RSLF M1151 of the Saeqa Airborne Brigade next to an RSAF C-130 Hercules during the exercise.

 

 

Source: Ministère de la Defense