Oman Retires Jaguars

The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) has held a ceremony to mark the retirement of its fleet of SEPECAT Jaguar attack aircraft at the Al-Shafaq Club in Seeb, the Oman News Agency reported on 16 October. It added that the Jaguars, which had been in RAFO service for nearly 37 years, were being replaced […]


Oman Retires Last Jaguar Strike Aircraft

Oman has retired its last four operational Sepecat Jaguars, with the strike aircraft carrying out a disbandment flypast with 8 Sqn at its Thumrait air base on 6 August. The Royal Air Force of Oman received its first Jaguars in 1977, under what was originally a 12-aircraft acquisition from the UK. A second batch of the type […]

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Oman Airman Dies In Second Training Accident In Weeks

An Omani airman has been killed in the second training accident to befall the sultanate’s air force in less than a fortnight, the defense ministry announced Monday. “Pilot Officer Abdelmalek Ben Yacoub al-Afifi was killed when the fighter he was flying crashed on Sunday evening,” the ministry said, without giving further details. The accident came […]