Tuesday, May 16, 2017

First Typhoon handed over to Oman

The first Typhoon for the Royal Air Force of Oman has been formally presented by BAE today. Oman announced its decision to purchase twelve Typhoon and eight Hawk aircraft in December 2012. Deliveries are due to begin later this year.

An invited audience of more than 100 delegates witnessed the event at BAE Systems site in Warton, Lancashire, including His Excellency Sayyid Badr bin Saud al Busaidi, the Sultanate of Oman’s Minister Responsible For Defence Affairs and the Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman, Air Vice-Marshal Mattar bin Ali bin Mattar Al Obaidani. (Source: ukdefencejournal.org.uk, 15-May-2017)