1 Squadron

of the Royal Bahraini Air Force

Key Facts

Short Name:
Nickname: unknown
Main Role: Interceptor Fighter
Secondary Role: Attack/Training
First Formed: 1990
Parent Unit: 1st Fighter Wing
Current Status: Active


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.


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

More Information


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Other Sources

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