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The Sultanate of Oman buys 12 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter and 8 Hawk advanced jet trainer 2112121

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World Aviation Industry News - BAE Systems
 
 
The Sultanate of Oman buys 12 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter and 8 Hawk advanced jet trainer.
 
The Sultanate of Oman has take the decision to purchase 12 Typhoon fighters aircraft and eight Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer aircraft. This contract is further recognition that both Typhoon and Hawk are leading aircraft in their class, providing the best capabilities available.
     
The Sultanate of Oman has take the decision to purchase 12 Typhoon fighters aircraft and eight Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer aircraft. This contract is further recognition that both Typhoon and Hawk are leading aircraft in their class, providing the best capabilities available.
Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft over Abu Dhabi (Credit photo Eurofighter)

     

BAE Systems will also provide in-service support to the Royal Air Force of Oman's (RAFO) operational tasks.

Responding to the announcement Guy Griffiths, Group Managing Director for BAE Systems' International business said: “Receiving this contract is an honour and is excellent news for both BAE Systems and the Eurofighter Typhoon consortium. BAE Systems has a long history of working in Oman and we are delighted this contract will enable us to continue to work together. We believe that Oman has now added the most advanced fighter jet and proven training aircraft, available in the world, to its military portfolio.

“We look forward to working in partnership with Oman's Ministry of Defence, and the Royal Air Force of Oman, to ensure this is a highly successful programme that maximises the potential of both Hawk and Typhoon.”

Oman becomes the seventh country in the world, and the second in the Middle East, to operate the Typhoon, joining the air forces of the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Saudi Arabia.

This order of Hawk AJT's follows an order from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in May of this year. This order takes the total number of Hawk aircraft sold, or on order, to 998.

This announcement also strengthens the long standing relationship between ourselves and the Sultanate of Oman. Oman currently operates Jaguar fighter aircraft and trains pilots on an earlier variant of the BAE Systems Hawk.