2005 News Story

Prince Khalid bin Sultan comments on Eurofighter Typhoon

Prince Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Assistant Minister of Defense and Aviation for Military Affairs, said that today a following his visit to the King Abdulaziz Air Base in Dhahran, detailed announcement will be made on the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraftan deal with Britain in March.

On the issue of the Peninsula Shield, Prince Khalid said that a proposal had been submitted to King Abdullah. The proposal contained recommendations on the best way to upgrade combat efficiency of the force, increase it numbers, and contain costs.  He pointed out that Peninsula Shield troops of different nationalities will be based in their respective countries, attend one or two annual exercises, and probably be led by a joint command.