he Central Command (CENTCOM) of the US Army announced on Wednesday that F-16 fighter jets have arrived at Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia.
The US Central Command explained in a tweet on its Arabic page on Twitter, that the deployment of these fighter jets comes as part of the “employment of dynamic force to enhance its ability to deter aggression and enhance security and stability in its area of responsibility.”
الأسبوع الماضي | وصلت إلى قاعدة الأمير سلطان في المملكة العربية #السعودية 🇸🇦مقاتلات من طراز "إف-16"، تابعة للجناح الـ 113 للحرس الوطني الجوي-وما يعرف بـ (حراس العاصمة) واشنطن🇺🇸. ومن مهام هذه المقاتلات تعزيز القدرات الدفاعية للقاعدة الجوية، ودعم عمليات القيادة المركزية الأميركية pic.twitter.com/gyryZJ10lj
— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOMArabic) July 20, 2021
It pointed out that “the fighter jets belong to the 113th Wing of the Air National Guard, or what is known as the Guards of the Capital, and one of the tasks of these aircraft is to enhance the defence capabilities of the air base.”
The US Central Command had previously announced, last week, that F-18 Hornet fighter jets, as well as B1B strategic bombers had arrived, which need a special runway for taking-off and landing.