Military Capabilities

Oman receives Bell 429 helicopter

28 March 2017

The Omani Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed on 20 March that the sultanate's military is now operating at least one Bell 429 GlobalRanger helicopter.

The helicopter was seen in a photograph that the MoD released showing Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs Badr bin Saud bin Harib al-Busaidi visiting units in the Dhofar region.

When contacted by Jane's, Bell declined to say how many 429s have been ordered by Oman, which is the second known military operator of the type after the Royal Australian Navy.

A Bell 429 helicopter is seen in the background of a photograph released by the Omani MoD on 20 March. (Omani Ministry of Defence)A Bell 429 helicopter is seen in the background of a photograph released by the Omani MoD on 20 March. (Omani Ministry of Defence)



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