Delivery of EF-2000 Typhoon for the Kuwait Air Force. An Eurofighter OCU has been established at Ali as Salem AB to train new pilots for the EF-2000.

Francesco Cavallin

The F/A-18C/Ds are operating in two fighter squadrons (SQ9 and SQ25). An Operational Conversion Unit (OCU) is designated as SQ 61 and oparetes the Hornets from SQ 9 and 25. Also the Strike Fighter Weapons School operates F/A-18s from both squadrons.

Raymond van Dijkhuizen, Jan 2021

Ahmed al Jaber (OKAJ)

RWY 15R/33L, 15L/33R     POS 28°56'05"N 047°47'31"E     ELEV 409 ft

Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
9 Squadron F/A-18C
F/A-18D
25 Squadron F/A-18C
F/A-18D
61 Squadron (OCU) F/A-18C (on loan 9/25 sq)
F/A-18D (on loan 9/25 sq)
Strike Fighter Weapon School F/A-18C (on loan 9/25 sq)
F/A-18D (on loan 9/25 sq)

Two squadrons (SQ17 and SQ20) are operating AH-64D Apaches from Ali as Salem AB.

Raymond van Dijkhuizen, Jan 2021

Six H225M Caracals are operating in the new established SQ 21 at Ahmed al Jaber AB. This unit is assigned to the Kuwait National Guard.

Gerrit Griem

Ali al Salem (OKAS)

RWY 12L/30R, 12R/30L     POS 29°20'48"N 047°31'15"E     ELEV 472 ft

Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
12 Squadron Hawk Mk64
EF-2000 Typhoon OCU EF-2000
17 Squadron AH-64D
19 Squadron Tucano Mk52
20 Squadron AH-64D
21 Squadron H225M (on behalf of Kuwait National Guard)
32 SAR Squadron H225M (on behalf of Kuwaiti Navy)
62 SAR/ASB Squadron H225M

Three KC-130J are operating in a three tone grey/blue colour scheme within SQ 41 from Kuwait International Airport.

Raymond van Dijkhuizen, Jan 2021

Two mighty C-17 Globemaster IIIs operates in SQ 42 aside the KC-130J Hercules' from Kuwait International Airport.

Raymond van Dijkhuizen, Jan 2021

Kuwait IAP (OKBK)

RWY 15R/33L, 15L/33R     POS 29°13'37"N 047°58'49"E     ELEV 206 ft

Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
41 Squadron KC-130J
42 Squadron C-17A
The three L-100-30 of SQ 41 are withdrawn from use although one might be made airworthy again.

Six S-92's are operating in SQ 91 for VIP duties from Nawaf Al Ahmad Air Base and are marked with 'State of Kuwait' titles.

S. Telliks (AirHistory.net)

Two squadrons (SQ 32 and SQ 62) are equipped with H225M Caracals in SAR and Anti Submarine mission. Both units operate under control of the Kuwaiti Navy.

Alan Macey

Kuwait/Ras al-Qulayah Naval Base (OKNB)

RWY HEL     POS 28°51'52"N 048°16'22"E     ELEV 30 ft

Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
91 Special Squadron S-92A
The helicopters have "State of Kuwait" titles but are operated by the Air Force.

Elementary and Basic training is carried out by SQ 19 operating Tucano Mk52s from Ahmed Al Jaber AB.

Raymond van Dijkhuizen, Jan 2021

Advanced training is the responsibility of SQ 12 flying BAe Hawk Mk64s from Ahmed Al Jaber AB.

Raymond van Dijkhuizen, Jan 2021

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