Armed Forces Overviews
Royal Air Force of Oman
Royal Air Force of Oman
al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Sultanat Oman
Eight Block 50 single seat F-16C and four dual seat F-16D aircraft are operated by 18sq from Thumrait.
Photo: Peter R. Foster
Adam (OOAD)
Pos: 22°29'31"N 057°23'02"E
Elev: 1074 ft
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8sq Typhoon
The construction of RAFO Adam started in ealry 2010. The first Typhoons were delivered in June 2017.
Dual Seat Typhoon 200 (ex ZR410 is seen here just before delivery at Warton (UK) om 09 June 2017.
Photo: Martin Greenman
Al Musana (OOMN)
Rwy: 08/26
Pos: 23°38'30"N 057°29'12"E
Elev: 350 ft
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16sq C-130H
15sq Super Lynx Mk.120
14sq NH90-TTH
2sq C295MPA
During 2015, the C-130 fleet of 16sq moved from Muscat-Seeb to al-Musana.
14sq was located at Muscat/Seeb but moved to Musana'a by 2016.
Khasab (OOKB)
Rwy: 01/19
Pos: 26°10'15"N 056°14'26"E
Elev: 100 ft
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14sq SAR Det NH90-TTH
The Super Lynx's of 15sq have a SAR detachment at Masirah while 3sq operates them from Salalah, the southernmost RAFO air base.
Photo: Peter R. Foster
Masirah (OOMA)
Rwy: 07/25, 17/35
Pos: 20°40'32"N 058°53'26"E
Elev: 64 ft
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1sq Super Mushshak
6sq Hawk 103
Hawk 103A
Hawk 203
15sq SAR Det Super Lynx Mk.120
1sq and 6sq are part of the Sultan Qaboos Flying Academy
The two 15sq Super Lynx helicopters operate in the SAR-role.
The RAFO operates three different versions of the Hawk. This Hawk 203 just returned to RAFO Masirah after is mission.
Photo: Marco Dijkshoorn
Muscat/Seeb Intl (OOMS)
Rwy: 02/20, 08/26
Pos: 23°35'35"N 058°17'04"E
Elev: 48
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4sq A320-214CJ
Long Haul and tactical transport is being executed by the great Lockheed Hercules. The RAFO ammended its C-130H Hercules fleet with the C-130J Super Herc.
Photo: Marco Dijkshoorn
Salalah (OOSA)
Rwy: 07/25, 17/35
Pos: 17°02'19"N 054°05'28"E
Elev: 73 ft
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3sq Bell 206B
Bell 429
17sq NH90-TTH
The 3sq Super Lynx Mk.120's were all sent to Musana'a in March 2017, following the delivery of the Bell 429's.
In 2013 the RAFO received the CASA 295M. It replaced the Skyvan in the light transport role.
Photo: Anonymous
The PC-9 serves in the Advance Training syllabus as the primary platform and is the step-up trainer before the Hawk 103.
Photo: Marco Dijkshoorn
The Bell 206 is operated as an instruction platform by 3sq At Salalah alongside the Super Lynx Mk120.
Photo: Peter R. Foster
Thumrait (OOTH)
Rwy: 17/35
Pos: 17°39'57"N 054°01'28"E
Elev: 1570 ft
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18sq F-16C-50-CF
20sq F-16C-50-CF
20sq operated the Jaguar S and Jaguar B, having the last flight on 06 August 2014. Mid-July the first Block 50 Fighting Falcons were delivered.
The strategic location of Oman demands a Maritime Patrol platform. The Seavan offers the RAFO this capabilities. A replacement is being sought but the Seavan plays a critical role in the anti-pirating missions off the coast of Somalia.
Photo: Marco Dijkshoorn
Dedicated RAFO personnel service this Hawk 203 of 6sq that just returned from a training mission from Masirah.
Photo: Marco Dijkshoorn
Standing in the evening sun at Masirah is this dual seat Hawk 103 of 6sq.
Photo: Marco Dijkshoorn
The PAC Super Mushshak serves as the primary trainer with 1sq, part of the Sultan Qaboos Flying Academy at Masirah.
Photo: Marco Dijkshoorn
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