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Oman receives first Eurofighter Typhoon

Posted 19 May 2017 · Add Comment

The first Eurofighter Typhoon for the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) has been formally presented in a ceremony held this week at BAE Systems' Military Air & Information business at Warton, Lancashire, in the UK.

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An invited audience of more than 100 delegates witnessed the event at BAE Systems on 15th May, including His Excellency Sayyid Badr bin Saud al Busaidi, the Sultanate of Oman’s Minister Responsible For Defence Affairs (MRDA) and the Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman, Air Vice-Marshal Mattar bin Ali bin Mattar Al Obaidani. The event was followed by a fly-past of a Royal Air Force of Oman Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft.

Volker Paltzo, the Chief Executive Officer for Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH, said: "On behalf of all the Eurofighter Partner Companies (EPCs), I congratulate BAE Systems and the Royal Air Force of Oman on this roll out, which is a proud day for the whole Eurofighter Typhoon programme."

The Sultanate of Oman announced its decision to purchase 12 Eurofighter Typhoon and eight Hawk aircraft in December 2012. Deliveries of the first aircraft are due to begin later this year.

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