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First Omani Typhoons on delivery

Photo: Martin Kaye


At 0910hrs on June 19 the first Typhoons for Oman departed on their delivery flight. The aircraft were the first two twin-seaters for the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO), serial 200/ZR410/(NT001) and 201/ZR411/(NT002).

The Sultanate of Oman announced its decision to purchase 12 Typhoon and eight Hawk aircraft in December 2012.

An official rollout of the first Typhoon and Hawk aircraft for the RAFO took place on May 15. The aircraft were formally presented to Omani officials in a ceremony held at BAE Systems’ Military Air & Information business at Warton, United Kingdom. More than 100 delegates witnessed the event, including His Excellency Sayyid Badr bin Saud al Busaidi, the Sultanate of Oman’s Minister Responsible For Defence Affairs (MRDA) and the Commander of the RAFO, Air Vice-Marshal Mattar bin Ali bin Mattar Al Obaidani. The event was followed by a brief flypast of a RAFO Typhoon.

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