PICTURES: Oman takes delivery of its new Typhoon fighter jets

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The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) has received its first Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet – part of a batch of 12 – with its arrival marked with a ceremony, held last week in the presence of the Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman – Air Vice-Marshal Mattar bin Ali bin Mattar Al Obaidani, at Adam Air Base, Oman.

The Typhoon is the most advanced multi-role combat aircraft currently available on the world market and can be deployed in the full spectrum of air operations including air policing, peace support and high intensity conflict.

Oman has also ordered eight Hawk lead-in fast jet trainers as well as the 12 Typhoons.
The delivery follows an official roll-out event held on 15 May 2017 at BAE Systems’ site at Warton, UK, during which the first Typhoon and Hawk aircraft were formally presented to the customer in front of an invited audience.

A number of RAFO senior officers and non-commissioned officers attended the ceremony.

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