The Omani Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed on 20 March that the sultanate’s military is now operating at least one Bell 429 GlobalRanger helicopter.

The helicopter was seen in a photograph that the MoD released showing Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs Badr bin Saud bin Harib al-Busaidi visiting units in the Dhofar region.

When contacted by Jane’s, Bell declined to say how many 429s have been ordered by Oman, which is the second known military operator of the type after the Royal Australian Navy. […]