Abu Dhabi/Al Dhafra (OMAM)

RWY 13/31     POS 24°14'54"N 054°32'52"E     ELEV 76 ft

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.

Daan van Laatzen

Al Ain/Camp Hazza (--)

RWY 17/35     POS 24°11'25"N 055°42'57"E     ELEV 846 ft

squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Group 22 Ce208B
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The Air Tractor/Iomax AT-802i has been replaced by the Air Tractor/Iomax Thrush S2R-T660.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

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

Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Group 21 AS332B1
Group 23 AS550C3
Group 25 CH-47C+
Group 26 UH-60L
The CH-47C+ have not been noted for some time and seem to have been withdrawn.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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