1 Squadron

of the Royal Bahraini Air Force

History

The 1st Fighter Squadron was formed in 1990 to operate the F-16C/D Block 40. The unit forms part of 1st Fighter Wing at Shaikh Isa Air Base. Even though the unit had only recently been established, some 167 combat sorties were flown against Iraqi forces during the Gulf War of January-February 1991.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
F-16C Block 40 8 1990 – Present 101, 107, 111, 115
F-16D Block 40 4 1990 – Present 150, 152, 154, 156

Unit Markings

Figure 1
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Main Bases

Base Duration
Shaikh Isa AB 1990 – Present

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5 Squadron
Royal Bahraini Navy

History

Number 5 Squadron was formed in 1994 to operate the MBB Bo 105CBS-4. This is the only helicopter unit of the Royal Bahraini Navy. The unit forms part of the Helicopter Wing at Rifa’a Air Base.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Bo 105CBS-4 2 1994 – Present 511

Unit Markings

Figure 1
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Main Bases

Base Duration
Rifa’a AB 1994 – Present

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References

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Other Sources

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