Oman Takes Delivery of First HSSV

The Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) has officially taken delivery of the first of two high speed support vessels (HSSVs) that it ordered from the Australian shipyard Austal. The Omani Ministry of Defence announced on 20 May that RNOV Al-Mubshir (A 11) was handed over in ceremony held in Perth after the vessel successfully completed […]


Oman’s Navy Chief Outlines Latest Service Priorities

The Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) is making good progress in renewing its surface fleet, although the navy’s chief notes that more is to be done as the service seeks to enhance its capability for securing Oman’s maritime interests in an increasingly dynamic operating environment. Speaking to IHS Jane’s at the interim acceptance ceremony for […]


Austal Launches Oman Navy Support Ship

Austal, the Australian shipbuilder, has launched a high speed support vessel being built and outfitted for the Royal Navy of Oman. The vessel is 236.2 feet in length and was launched Saturday from the company’s facility in Henderson, South Australia, after 13 months of construction work. The future RNOV Al Mubshir will complete final fitting […]