Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH welcomes the news that the first Eurofighter Typhoon for the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) has been formally presented to the customer in a ceremony held at BAE Systems’ Military Air & Information business in the UK on 15 May 2017.
An invited audience of more than 100 delegates witnessed the event at BAE Systems’ site in Warton, Lancashire, 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.