June 5th, 2018


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.

Air and Missile Defense Capabilities In Oman

System Operator Number Deployed Platform
NASAMS Oman Unknown Truck-mounted/highly mobile nasams
Vertical Launched Mica Oman Unknown Truck-moulnted Image result for oman vertical launched mica

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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