The combat element of the Royal Bahrain Air Force is being formed by the Fighter Wing based at Shaikh Isa Airbase, flying F-16 and F-5 fighters. Training occurs at the Hawk Mk129 from No. 5 Squadron.
The combat helicopter force equipped with AH-1E/F Cobras will be extended with new AH-1Z models, based in a new No. 22 Squadron at Rifa'a Airbase.
The Helicopter Wing operates eight UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters in 12th Helicopter Squadron at Rifa'a airbase.
The Bell412EP is active within the Royal Bahrain Police and the RBAF. Two Bell142EPs operates aside the AB212s in No. 3 Squadron from Rifa'a airbase.
|Sakhir Air Base (OBKH)|
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In 2018 the Royal Bahraini Air Force took delivery of two former RAF C-130H C5 Hercules transports to form No. 7 Squadron at Shakhir Airport.
The Royal Bahraini Navy and the Royal Bahraini Air Force both operate the Bo105C. The RBAF operates four Bo105C in No. 10 Squadron from Rifa'a airbase.
The Royal Bahraini Air Force still operates the F-5E/F Tiger II in 6th Tactical Fighter Squadron from Shaikh Isa airbase. In 2024 these fighters will be replaced by F-16V-70 aircraft.
403 is a Slingsby T67M260 training aircraft, part of 4sq at Shaikh Isa Air Base, Bahrain.
Sakhir , 23 January 2010, Danny-de-Kiewit