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Thumrait

Last modified: 15 Jan 2011, submitted by: Joker
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Country: Oman   

Latitude: 17° 40' 23" N     Longitude: 54° 1' 23" E

Area use / Military Branches: Thumrait airbase; OCL 7

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Thumrait airbase was used by the British Coalition Forces.
RAF Jaguars were based in Thumrait during the Gulf War in 1991 and preceding it for reconnaissance purposes.
Thumrait has also been used in Gulf War 2 and the operations against Afghanistan and international terrorists.
Although most operations have currently switched to the better positioned Muscat International Airport in the North of the country as this is closer to the theatre of operations.
Oman Comms Link site 7 is also located at the base at 1741'35"N, 54 1'49"E as well as a Rapier AD msl site at
1740'17"N 54 1'8"E

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