The Royal Air Force of Oman has taken delivery of its first Hawk advanced jet trainer aircraft. The two Mark 166 aircraft arrived at Masirah Air Base on July 29th and will now prepare pilots for life in the cockpit of the country’s fast jet fleet, which now includes the Eurofighter Typhoon.

The aircraft were the first batch of Hawks that will be delivered to the country over the coming months as part of an order placed in December 2012. The first Hawk and Typhoon aircraft were formally presented to the customer In May at a ceremony held at BAE Systems' Military Air & Information business in the UK.