The traditional law-enforcing agency in Oman was the Al Askar, which had been operating for centuries. After 1970 the country began to modernise rapidly and in September 1974 the first aircraft was received. Shortly afterwards, the organisation was renamed the Royal Oman Police.
|4 November 1974||Service officially named the Royal Oman Police.|
|1975||Police aviation unit established.|
|1976||Police aviation unit becomes operational.|
The duties of the Royal Oman Police include disaster relief operations, EMS duties and coast guard support/SAR operations.
Main markingFin Flash
The Royal Oman Police insignia is displayed on the fuselage sides of helicopters and on the fin of fixed-wing aircraft. A fin flash is carried by the helicopters. No service titles are displayed.
Aircraft Serial Numbers
Royal Oman Police aircraft carry civil registrations. Prior to 1978, aircraft were registered in the series A40-AI to A40-AU, but from 1978 onwards all aircraft are registered in the A40-Cx series, with letters being re-used as old aircraft are retired.
Coding system not used
None – Manufacturers designations used
Current Aircraft Inventory
|Aircraft Type||Total Del’d||Total Active||Still on Order||Role|
|Dornier Do 228-100||2||2||0||Transport|
All-Time Aircraft Used List
|Aircraft Type||Quantity||Service Entry||Out of Service||Origin||Agusta A109E||2||2005||current||Italy|
|Beech Queen Air||1||19??||19??||USA|
|Britten-Norman BN-2T Islander||1||1989||2000||UK|
|De Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo||3||1978||1998||Canada|
|Dornier Do 228-100||2||1984||current||Germany|
|Gates Learjet 25||1||1975||1979||USA|
|Gates Learjet 35A||1||1978||1988||USA|
Aircraft NOT Used
No false reports known.
Current Order of Battle
Historical Orders of Battle
All-Time Flying Units List
Current Air Bases
One ROPAW base is Seeb Airport – the other bases used are currently not known.
All-Time Air Bases Used List
To be added