Armed Forces Overviews
Royal Jordanian Air Force
Royal Jordanian Air Force
al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Malakiya al-Urduniy
Twelve PC-21s were ordered by the RJAF and they replaced the CASA C101CC and the Hawk Mk63 in the advanced training role. The hyper modern asset promises to serve the RJAF cadets and instructors for many years to come.
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Amman/Marka (OJAM)
King Abdullah AB

Rwy: 06/24
Pos: 31°58'22"N 035°59'30"E
Elev: 2555ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Air Lift Wing

3sq
C-130E
C-130H
C295 (for sale)
M28


7sq
AS332M-1
UH-60A


14sq
UH-60A
EC635T1
Prince Al-Hussein Bin Abdullah II ISR Wing

15sq Det.
Ce208B-ISR


25sq Det.
AT-802
The M28 Skytrucks have 3sq registrations but it is to be expected due to the characteristics of this aircraft type that they are operated in the Special Forces/SOCOM roles and responsibilities.

The 3sq-operated Il-76MF (JIAC operated) were sold to Egypt in August 2019
7sq received two ex-8sq UH-60A during 2018 for MedEvac, augmenting the two Super Puma helicopters that are MedEvac-equipped.
Almost all EC635T1 were withdrawn from use by 2018, only one or two remained in service. All are prepared for sale abroad.
The EC635T1s were replaced by former 8sq UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters in 2018.
The United Arab Emirates are supporting Jordan in the fight against ISIS/Daesh. In 2015, the RJAF received a number of former UAE Air Force Air Tractors that are used in the Counter-Insurgency (COIN) role.
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The U.S. are supplied Jordan with surplus UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters to replace the under-performing EC635 helicopters. Initially they were operated by 8sq, which formed a Quick Reaction Force. During 2018, the 8sq UH-60As transferred to 14sq and 8sq received brand new UH-60M and moved to the PHRB at KA2.
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As Shaheed Muwaffaq al Salti AB (OJMS)
Al Azraq

Rwy: 08/26, 13/31
Pos: 31°49'60"N 036°47'02"E
Elev: 1706 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
RJAF

1sq
F-16AM
F-16BM


2sq
F-16AM
F-16BM


6sq
F-16AM
F-16BM
2sq holds the OCU role. Cadets graduating from King Hussein Air College (Mafraq) will spend at least a year in 2sq before moving on to 1sq or 6sq.
Three squadrons of F-16s are located at Shaheed Muwaffaq Al-Salti AB (al-Azraq).
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King Abdullah II AB (OJKA)
Rwy: 13/31
Pos: 32°00'19"N 036°13'26"E
Elev: 2273ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Sahel Nassab Group

10sq
AH-1F (SES)


12sq
AH-1F
Prince Al-Hussein Bin Abdullah II ISR Wing

9sq
S-100 Camcopter UAV
Falco UAV (wfu)


15sq
Ce208B-ISR


25sq
AT-802
Prince Hashim Bin Abdullah II Royal Aviation Brigade

8sq
UH-60M


28sq
MD530FF (for sale)


30sq
UH-60L


32sq
AC235 (for sale)
9sq is the primary UAV squadron and part of the Prince Hussein II ISR Wing. It used to operate the F-5E and F-5 F from King Feisal bin Abdul Aziz AB (al-Jafr). The Falco UAV operated by 9sq was withdrawn during 2017.
The UH-1H and UH-1N of 8sq have been withdrawn from service in favour of Black Hawks. The UH-60A of 8sq transferred to 14sq in 2018 and 8sq received new UH-60M "Mike" models in the process.
10sq and 12sq are operating the AH-1F Cobra helicopters from KA2. An avionics upgrade program started in 2015 so they are expected to be in service with 10sq for the foreseeable future. Eventually 12sq will transfer to a different type but will soldier on with the non-updated version.
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A brand new UH-60M of 8sq after its induction into the PHRB. During 2018, the SOCOM assets were inducted into the Air Force, where previously they were considered as Army assets. In the process, RJAF 8sq formed a Quick Reaction Force and was merged with the Prince Hashim Bin Abdullah II Royal Aviation Brigade at KA2.
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The MD530FF "Little Bird" helicopters are operated by the Prince Hashim Bin Abdullah II Royal Aviation Brigade (PHRB) in Special Operations missions.
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Mafraq (RJAF) (OJMF)
Rwy: 13/31
Pos: 32°21'18"N 036°15'38"E
Elev: 2240 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
King Hussein Air College

4sq
G120TP


5sq
R44-II
AS350B3


11sq
PC-21


Flight Instructor School
R44-II
Grob G120TP
The 5sq AS350B3 Ecureuil helicopters have been withdrawn from use and sold to the U.S. civilian market by 2018 but a camouflaged example was seen during July 2019.

5sq operates alongside Golden EAGLE Aviation Academy (GEAA) Robinson R44-II helicopters.
The CASA 101CC have been sold to Chile and were replaced bij the PC-21 since 2017.

The AS350B3 helicopters and yellow T67M260 Firefly aircraft operated by the FIS were sold by 2018.
The Grob 120TP replaced the T67M Firefly in the basic training role since 2016. A total of sixteen were delivered.
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The Robinson R44 Raven II is operated by 5sq in the basic helicopter training role.
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Rweished (H4) (OJHR)
Hotel Four
Rwy: 10/28
Pos: 32°32'21"N 038°11'40"E
Elev: 3159 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Prince Al-Hussein Bin Abdullah II ISR Wing

9sq Det.
CH-4B Rainbow UAV (for sale)


15sq Det.
Ce208B-ISR
Sahel Nassab Group

10/12sq Det.
AH-1F

This detachment is located here for border patrol, together with the AH-1F of 10 and 12sq Dets.
This detachment is located here for border patrol, together with the Ce208B of 15sq Det.
The Ce208B with the L3 Communications Wescam sensor is a very capable Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance platform and is used for patrolling the borders between Jordan and neighboring Iraq and Syria.
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Zarqa AB
Sahel Nesab
Rwy: 10/28
Pos: 32°01'31"N 036°08'41"E
Elev: 2138 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Prince Al-Hussein Bin Abdullah II ISR Wing

9sq
CH-4B Rainbow UAV
Sahel Nassab Group

26sq
Mi-26T2
In November 2016 the first Chinese CH4B Cai Hong was seen on satellite imagery. They might have been delivered as early as January 2016.
26sq is derived from the serial "2601" of the first Mi-26T that was delivered to the RJAF. It was wearing the serial "701" until May 2017 so probably they were initially operated by 7sq.
The RJAF ordered four heavy-lift Mil Mi-26T2 helicopters. initially assigned to 7sq (because of the requirement that Mi-26T2 pilots should have Medium Lift experience, 7sq operates the AS332M1 Super Puma), they were assigned a totally new squadron in 2018, aptly named 26sq.
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