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Saudi Arabia: King Salman Says Modernizing Military ‘Top Priority’

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Saudi Arabia’s Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, supreme commander of the Saudi armed forces, wants the country’s army to be continually modernized and upgraded to face external threats.

This is according to Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, second deputy premier and defense minister, who was speaking at the graduation of the 89th group of cadets from King Faisal Air Academy in Riyadh on Monday.

The group had undergone technical training on the country’s most sophisticated jets.

When he arrived at the venue, Prince Mohammed was welcomed by Chief of General Staff Gen. Abdulrahman Al-Bunyan, Acting Commander of Air Forces Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Al-Otaibi and Commander of King Faisal Air Academy Air Vice Marshal Abdullah Al-Qarni. He watched a show of training aircraft at the college along with several princes, ministers, senior officials, and military attaches.

Arab News

Arab News

Arab News is Saudi Arabia's first English-language newspaper. It was founded in 1975 by Hisham and Mohammed Ali Hafiz. Today, it is one of 29 publications produced by Saudi Research & Publishing Company (SRPC), a subsidiary of Saudi Research & Marketing Group (SRMG).

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