UAE - Joint Aviation Command

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Qiadat Al-Tayaran Al-Mushtaraka Lidawlat Al-Imarat Al-Arabia Al-Mutahida

Abu Dhabi/Al Dhafra
Al Ain/Camp Hazza
Dubai/Minhad
Sas al Nakhil

Group 10 of the Joint Aviation Command operates 30 AH-64D Longbow Apaches from Al Dhafra airbase.

Charles Cunliffe

Group 22 of the Joint Aviation Command operates 22 Ayres Thrush aircraft for the counter-insurgency role from Camp Hazza.

Goncalo Guimaraes

Abu Dhabi/Al Dhafra (OMAM)

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

JAC
Group Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Group 10 (Attack) AH-64D

The Joint Aviation Command operates 14 Cessna 208B Grand Caravans in Group 22 from Camp Hazza for observation and reconnaissance missions.

Hans Rolink

Group 28 of the Joint Aviation Command operates 29 Bell407GX in the observation and reconnaissance role from Al Ain airbase.

Jeremy Denton

Al Ain/Camp Hazza (--)

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

JAC
Group Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Group 22 (COIN and Reconnaissance) Ce208B
DHC-6-300
DHC-6-400
Thrush S2R-T660
Group 28 (Observation and Reconnaissance) Bell407GX
The Air Tractor/Iomax AT-802i has been replaced by the Air Tractor/Iomax Thrush S2R-T660.

Group 23 of the Joint Aviation Command operates 22 CH-47F Chinook helicopters from Sas al Nakhil for troop transport and assault missions.

Goncalo Guimaraes

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.

Goncalo Guimaraes

Dubai/Minhad (OMDM)

RWY 09/27     POS 25°01'37"N 055°22'15"E     ELEV 165 ft

JAC
Group Aircraft Type(s) Badge
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.

Lucien Blok

Group 21 also operates nine AS332B/M Super Pumas from Sas al Nakhil airbase.

Marc Portengen

Sas al Nakhil (OMNK)

RWY 16/34     POS 24°26'12"N 054°31'07"E     ELEV 2 ft

JAC
Group Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Group 18 (Special Operations) UH-60M
CH-47F
Group 21 (Navy) AS332B1
AS332M1
AS565MB
AS565SB
Group 23 (Observation, Training) AS550C3
Group 25 (Assault) CH-47C+ (wfu)
CH-47F
Group 26 (Assault) UH-60L
UH-60M
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 Camp Hazza operates 14 DHC-6s in two versions (300 and 400). Seen here is a DHC-6-400 Viking 400.

Jeremy Denton

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