In an AFM exclusive, Derek Bower travelled to the Gulf to witness the introduction of the Eurofighter Typhoon with the Royal Air Force of Oman.
8 Squadron RAFO
Established as recently as 1959 as the Sultan of Oman’s Air Force, the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) gained its current title on August 1, 1990. The RAFO operated with donated ex-British RAF aircraft in its infancy but has progressed to operate some of the most advanced aircraft available. The arrival of the first RAFO Typhoons in Oman in June 2017 not only boosted the force’s capabilities but further enhanced the continuing relationship between the Gulf nation and the UK.