The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) Air Forces has concluded a joint air exercise, Saqr Al Jazeera 1 Helicopters 2011, at the King Fahad Air Base in Saudi Arabia.

Helicopters, airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft and F-15 aircraft participated in the joint exercise, according to Emirates News Agency.

The exercise was designed to maintain the mission readiness of GCC armed forces and to protect the security and achievements of the member countries.