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  • bahrain Royal Bahraini Air Force


    The Bahraini Amiri Air Force was created in 1977. In 2002 Bahrain became a Monarchy and it was renamed Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF). The aircraft were re-serialized from BAF- to RBAF-


    First Bahrain Bell AH-1Z Viper, 23-Oct-21 : #Bahrain Bell delivered the first of 12 AH-1Z Viper gunship helicopter to the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) as part of the 2019 foreign military sales (FMS) contract for Bahrain

    FMS Contract Awarded for Bahrain’ 12 AH-1Z Viper, 10-Feb-19 : #MiddleEast U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract awarded to Bell to supply 12 Lot 16 AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters to Bahrain worth $ 240 millions as part of a total deal valued $ 912 millions

    State Dept Approved AH-1Z FMS Sale to Bahrain, 27-Apr-18 : U.S. State Department approved possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Bahrain of 12 AH-1Z valued $911.4 million. The Royal Bahraini Air Force already operates the AH-1E/P

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    List of Units

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    Rotary Wing Aircraft UnitCreatedDisband
        Bahrain Amiri Royal Flight1950 --
        3 Squadron1970 --
        7 Squadron1970 --
        8 Squadron1970 --
        9 Squadron1970 --
        10 Squadron1970 --

    Bases and Locations

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    Base / HeliportUnits on this Location
       Rifa'a Air Base3 Squadron 1970/   
    7 Squadron 1970/   
    8 Squadron 1970/   
    9 Squadron 1970/   
    10 Squadron 1970/   

    Model Types

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      Bell AH-1Z Viper2022
      Bell 4122018
      Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk2009
      Sikorsky S-922008
      Westland WS-70 Black Hawk11996
      Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk21991
      Bell AH-1E Cobra201980
      Agusta AB2121980
      MBB Bo10551980

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