Group 10 of the Joint Aviation Command operates 30 AH-64D Longbow Apaches from Al Dhafra airbase.
Group 22 of the Joint Aviation Command operated 22 Ayres Thrush aircraft for the counter-insurgency role from Sweihan AB. All aircraft have been transferred to the UAE Air Force in 2022.
|Abu Dhabi/Al Dhafra (OMAM)|
|Group 10 (Attack)||AH-64D|
The Joint Aviation Command operated 14 Cessna 208B Grand Caravans in Group 22 from Sweihan AB, but transferred back to the UAE Air Force in 2021.
Group 28 of the Joint Aviation Command operates 29 Bell407GX in the observation and reconnaissance role from Al Ain airbase.
|Al Ain/Camp Hazza (--)|
RWY 17/35 POS 24°11'25"N 055°42'57"E ELEV 846 ft
|Group 28 (Observation and Reconnaissance)||Bell407GX|
Group 23 of the Joint Aviation Command operates 22 CH-47F Chinook helicopters from Sas al Nakhil for troop transport and assault missions.
Group 26 of the Joint Aviation Command operates 21 UH-60L and 48 UH-60M Blackhawk helicopters from Sas al Nakhil and Minhad airbases for troop transport and assault missions.
|Group 26 (Assault)||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.|
The Navy of the United Arab Emirates is supported by Group 21 at Sas al Nakhil airbase. Group 21 operates 13 AS565SB Panther helicopters for SAR and anti submarine missions.
Group 21 also operates nine AS332B/M Super Pumas from Sas al Nakhil airbase.
|Sas al Nakhil (OMNK)|
RWY 16/34 POS 24°26'12"N 054°31'07"E ELEV 2 ft
|Group 18 (Special Operations)||UH-60M
|Group 21 (Navy)||AS332B1
|Group 23 (Observation, Training)||AS550C3|
|Group 25 (Assault)||CH-47C+ (wfu)
|Group 26 (Assault)||UH-60L
|The Joint Aviation Command (JAC) is the controlling command for all UAE Army and Navy helicopters and fixed wing assets. Crews and helicopters do not carry individual Group badges and the Navy helicopters still carry UAE Navy titles. |
For light transport duties, Group 22 at Sweihan AB operated 14 DHC-6s in two versions (300 and 400). In 2021 these aircraft transferred back to the UAE Air Force.