Oman becomes the seventh country in the world, and the second in the Middle East, to operate the Eurofighter Typhoon jets, joining the air forces of the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Saudi Arabia.
This order of Hawk AJT's follows an order from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in May of this year. This order takes the total number of Hawk aircraft sold,or on order, to 998.
This contract also provides in-service support to the Royal Air Force of Oman's (RAFO) operational tasks.
Deliveries of jets are expected to commence in 2017.
Oman currently operates Anglo-French Jaguar fighter jets and trains pilots on an earlier variant of the BAE Systems Hawk.
BAe Systems is currently in talks with Saudi for sale of another 72 Typhoon fighters.