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Kingdom of Bahrain (Mamlakat al Bahrayn)

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Navy 700 Personnel.

ROYAL BAHRAIN NAVAL FORCE (RBNF) AVIATION
Bahrain Naval Aviation (Royal Bahraini Amiri Navy Air Arm)

Forces by Role & Equipment by Typ
e

HELICOPTER
No combat capable. Total 2 Helicopters.

Maritime Patrol / SAR / Utility & Support
1 sqn with MP/SAR/Utl/Spt hel:
2 MBB Bo-105CBS-4MSS Super Five Utl hel

FACILITIES

  Royal Bahrain Naval Force Main Headquarters: Base Located at Mina Salman / Manama.

  Royal Bahraini Amiri Naval Aviation Airfield and Airbase Organisation
  (Current Order of Battle):

 
Patrol/SAR Helicopter Wing:
  Al Riffa Air Base (5th Naval Air Squadron): MBB Bo105CBS-4

  RBNF Current Aircraft Inventory:


Aircraft Type

Total
Del'd

Total
Now

Role

Service
Entry

Origin

MBB Bo 105CBS 2 2 Maritime Patrol/SAR 1976 Germany

  Maritime Patrol/SAR (Secondary roles Transport/Anti-shipping)

Serial

c/no.

Prev. Identity

Delivered

Fate/Notes

761 S.252 D-HDHL 1976 Initially serialled BDF-761
762 S.253 D-HDHM 1976 Initially serialled BDF-762
763 S.323 D-HLBJ 1977 Initially serialled BDF-773

Royal Bahraini Amiri Navy Force Base: 
Manama Naval Base is another key US Navy installation and formerly home to HMS Juffair. It is not used by RBNF.
RBNF also operates a shipyard that is shared with several other neighbouring countries.

Royal Bahraini Navy (RBN) inventory equipment:
PRINCIPAL SURFACE COMBATANTS 3; PATROL AND COASTAL COMBATANTS 8;
AMPHIBIOUS • CRAFT 5; LOGISTICS AND SUPPORT • SPT 1

 
Boeing-747SP-21 (RBAF)
RBAF F-16C Block 40 Fighting Falcon
RBAF AH-1E Cobra
RBAF F-5E Tiger II
RBAF Bo-105
RBAF BAE 146 / RJ-85
Bahrain AF
Scheme
RBAF BAE Hawk MK.129


   Bahrain AF News:

New Cold War Takes Shape in Arabian Gulf

• New Cold War Takes Shape in Arabian Gulf  (3/26/2013)

Iraq, Bahrain Eye Bell’s AH-1Z Attack Helicopter

• Iraq, Bahrain Eye Bell’s AH-1Z Attack Helicopter  (2/1/2013)

Bahrain 2012: Showing off the UH-60M Black Hawk

• Bahrain 2012: Showing off the UH-60M Black Hawk  (1/21/2012)


• Bahrain 2012: Police Aviation emerges from the shadows  (1/20/2012)

• Lockheed Martin Delivers AN/TPS-59 Ballistic Missile Defense Radar to Bahrain  (10/15/2007)


 

 



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