The World’s largest Saudi-American naval maneuver to deter navigation threats

The World’s largest Saudi-American naval maneuver to deter navigation threats

The Saudi Ministry of Defense announced its participation in the world’s largest naval maneuvers led by the United States and dozens of friendly countries to deter threats to the freedom of navigation and free flow of maritime trade in the Gulf.

The Saudi Ministry of Defense said in a statement that the Royal Saudi Arabian Navy is participating in the world’s largest naval maneuvers, the International Combined Multinational Maritime Exercise (IMX 19) at the US Central Command in the northern Arabian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman, the Arabian Sea, and the coasts of the Republic of Djibouti during the period from Oct. 21 to Nov. 12 with participation of 56 countries and 6 international organizations.

It is the most comprehensive exercise in the world that aims to strengthen the relationships and interoperability between the supporting forces and maritime security operations by working together between participating forces, with the aim of deterring threats to freedom of navigation as well as demonstrating the global resolve to preserve freedom of navigation and free flow of maritime trade.