Joint Naval Exercise Indigo Defender–21 Kicks off between Saudi and US Navies

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Riyadh, October 18, 2021, SPA -- The mixed bilateral naval exercise Indigo Defender – 21 between the Royal Saudi Naval Forces and the US Navy in the Western Fleet was launched yesterday, in the presence of the Assistant Commander of the Western Fleet, Commander of the exercise, Admiral Mansour bin Saud Al-Juaid, and Naval Colonel Daniel Bailey of the US Navy.
The exercise commander explained that the maneuvers, which will last for ten days, aim to strengthen relations and military cooperation, raise the level of combat readiness between the Royal Saudi Naval Forces and the US Navy, and exchange experiences in the field of port protection, removing mines on land and underwater, in addition to contribute to the development of security capabilities by protecting the safety of the seas and regional and international waterways, to ensure freedom of maritime in the Red Sea.
-- SPA
09:22 LOCAL TIME 06:22 GMT