Oman

June 25, 2018

Background

As a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Oman is working in coordination with Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE to discuss creating a regional ballistic missile defense shield.

Oman’s geographic position offers opportunities for future developments. It’s position on the Gulf of Aden would make it ideal for tracking missiles from certain launch points if radars were deployed there. It has also invested in the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System to provide air defense capability.


Oman’s Air Defense Capabilities

System Role Number Deployed Platform
NASAMS Medium-Range Air Defense Unknown Truck-Mounted; Road-Mobile nasams
VL Mica Short-Range Air Defense Unknown Truck-Mounted; Road-Mobile Image result for oman vertical launched mica
Oerlikon Skyguard Short-Range Air Defense 10 Systems Ground-Based; Road-Mobile
Rapier FSC Short-Range Air Defense Unknown Ground-Based; Road-Mobile
Crotale Short-Range Air Defense Unknown Ground-Based; Road-Mobile
Blowpipe Short-Range Air Defense Unknown Man-Portable
Mistral Missile System Short-Range Air Defense Unknown Man-Portable

Oman only has Lower tier Missile defense capabilities.  They have an unknown number of The Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile Systems (NASAMS) and an unknown number of Vertical Launch Mica systems.


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