Red Sands Integrated Experimentation Center, a new military testing facility of the United States, will soon rise on Arabian soil with its early planning stages currently underway, three US defense officials announced last week.
According to news reports, the facility will serve as a testing site for future combat technologies that would stifle the increasing threat, particularly from hostile unmanned drones surveilling the region. It will also “develop and test integrated air and missile defense capabilities,” NBC reported.
Three US service members were reportedly injured in two separate rocket attacks in Syria in mid-August. In retaliation, the US employed an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, AC-130 gunships, and M777 artillery, killing four Iran-affiliated militants and destroying seven of their rocket launchers after two hours of fighting. This is just one of the attacks by hostile militants surrounding the Arabian allies.
US Central Command (CENTCOM) spokesperson Lt. Col. Dave Eastburn said in an interview that the Red Sands Integrated Experimentation Center, once completed, will serve as a training and readiness center between the Middle East partners and the US.