Armed Forces Overviews
Royal Saudi Air Force
Royal Saudi Air Force
Al Quwwat al Jawwiya as Sa'udiya
Al Kharj (Prince Sultan Air Base) (OEPS)
Rwy: 17/35
Pos: 24°03'48"N 047°34'50"E
Elev: 1651 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
RSAF 6 Wing

18sq E-3A


19sq Beech 350
RE-3A
RE-3B


23sq KE-3A


24sq A330-203 MRTT
A330-243 MRTT


32sq KC-130H
19sq has replaced 71sq (the old squadron badge is shown). The badge of 18sq might be wrong.

Dhahran (King Abdullah Aziz Air Base) (OEDR)
Rwy: 06/24, 16R/34L
Pos: 26°15'56"N 050°09'07"E
Elev: 84 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
RSAF 3 Wing

13sq F-15C
F-15D


92sq F-15S


44sq Bell 412EP
RSAF 11 Wing

7sq Tornado IDS


35sq Jetstream 31


75sq Tornado IDS


83sq Tornado IDS
Both 42sq (F-15C and F-15D) and 66sq (Tornado IDS) have been disbanded. A Weapons & Tactics School is thought to be located at Dhahran. An unknown squadron with AB212 as well. Details are welcome if you have them.

Jeddah (Prince Abdullah Air Base) (OEJN)
Rwy: 16C/34C, 16R/34L, 16L/34R
Pos: 21°40'46"N 039°09'24"E
Elev: 48 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
RSAF 8 Wing

4sq C-130H


16sq C-130H
C-130H-30


20sq C-130 training
Six remaining C-130E have been sold to Turkey. Three other examples have been scrapped for spare parts.

Khamis Mushayt (King Khalid Air Base) (OEKM)
Rwy: 06/24, 14/32
Pos: 18°18'29"N 042°48'20"E
Elev: 6778 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
RSAF 5 Wing

6sq F-15S


15sq F-5E
F-5F


55sq F-15S


99sq AS532M


14sq det. AB212
Bell 412EP
It is unlikely the F-5s of 15sq are still operational. 55sq is the F-15S training unit.

King Khalid Military City (KKMC) Hafr, Al Batin (OEKK)
Rwy: 13/31
Pos: 27°54'03"N 045°31'42"E
Elev: 1352 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
RSAF 4 Wing

12sq AB212
To be honest, the allocation of the resident wing, RSAF 4 Wing, is assumed by us and pending confirmation.

Riyadh/King Khaled Air Base (OERY)
Rwy: 01/19, 12/30
Pos: 24°42'35"N 046°43'31"E
Elev: 2082 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
RSAF 1 Wing

1sq/Royal Flight A340-213X
AS-61A-4
B737-7DP
B737-7P3
B737-8DP
B747-3G1
B747-468
B747SP-68
BAe125-800A
BAe125-800B
CN235-10
L-100-30
MD-11
VC-130H


11sq/Royal Flight Ce550 Bravo
G-IV
King Faisal Air Academy

8sq CeF172G
CeF172H
CeF172M
Ce172R
Super Mushshak


9sq PC-9


22sq PC-9
Royal Saudi Armed Forces Medical Services

33sq (Royal Medical Flight) AS365N
B757-23A
Beech 300C
C-130H
G-II
G-IVSP
G-V
L-100-30
Lj60XR
S-70A-1L
The CeF172G, H and M may have been withdrawn from use.

Tabuk (King Faisal Air Base) (OETB)
Rwy: 06/24, 13/31
Pos: 28°21'56"N 036°37'08"E
Elev: 2551 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
RSAF 7 Wing

2sq F-15C
F-15D


21sq Hawk Mk65


37sq Hawk Mk65


79sq Hawk Mk65A


88sq Hawk Mk65
Hawk Mk65A
88sq is also known as the "Saudi Hawks", the national display team.

Taif (King Fahd Air Base) (OETF)
Rwy: 07/25, 17/35
Pos: 21°29'00"N 040°32'40"E
Elev: 4848 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
RSAF 2 Wing

3sq Typhoon F2
Typhoon T3


5sq F-15C
F-15D


10sq Typhoon F2 on order
Typhoon T3 on order


14sq AB212
Bell 412EP


17sq F-5E
F-5F


34sq F-15C
F-15D


12sq det. AB212
All the Typhoons are currently operated by 3sq. When sufficient aircrew are qualified and more aircraft are arriving 10sq will be stood up. The 17sq Freedom Fighters are not operational any more, they probably have been withdrawn from use some years ago.

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