Armed Forces Overviews
UAE - Joint Aviation Command
UAE - Joint Aviation Command
Abu Dhabi/Al Dhafra (OMAM)
Rwy: 13/31
Pos: 24°14'54"N 054°32'52"E
Elev: 76 ft
JAC

Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Group 10 AH-64D
Apache AH-64D 074 used to belong to 10th Army Aviation Group with the UAE Army but now has Group 10 of JAC as the parent unit. Dubai Al Maktoum, 19 November 2013.
Photo: Daan van Laatzen
Al Ain/Camp Hazza
Rwy: 17/35
Pos: 24°11'25"N 055°42'57"E
Elev: 846 ft
JAC

squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Group 22 Ce208B
DHC-6-300
DHC-6-400
Thrush S2R-T660
The Air Tractor/Iomax AT-802i has been replaced by the Air Tractor/Iomax Thrush S2R-T660.
Dubai/Minhad (OMDM)
Rwy: 09/27
Pos: 25°01'37"N 055°22'15"E
Elev: 165 ft
JAC

Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Group 26 UH-60L
Possibly all UH-60L models of the Black Hawk fleet are used here for training. The unit might have a different Group number.
Sas al Nakhil (OMNK)
Rwy: 16/34
Pos: 24°26'12"N 054°31'07"E
Elev: 2 ft
JAC

Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Group 21 AS332B1
AS332M1
AS565MB
AS565SB
Group 23 AS550C3
Group 25 CH-47C+
CH-47F
Group 26 UH-60L
UH-60M
The CH-47C+ have not been noted for some time and seem to have been withdrawn. Ten more CH-47Fs are on order since October 2019.
Finally the structure of the aviation assets what we used to refer to as the UAE Army and or Special Operations Command has become a bit more clear. Apparently, the UAE Land Forces Command, a separate command from the UAE AD&DF and UAE Navy, has no aviation assets (anymore). Instead a new separate tri-service rotary force has been formed in 2012 named Joint Aviation Command or in short JAC. It is the controlling command for virtually all UAE “dark grey and green” helicopter including some fixed wing assets. Crews and helicopters do not carry individual Group badges and the Navy helicopters still carry UAE Navy titles. If you have any additional information please drop an update.
AS565MB 2171 of Group 21 seen near Al Bateen 7 March 2013.
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