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Oman

National Flag: Oman e7aa5589a28ca584c40ef37936ecaaeb8bfafea2030fc4fa6ab5a12b810a9140

Sub Region: Western Asia

Official Armed Forces Name: Sultan of Oman's Armed Forces


General Information

Category Quantity International Ranking
Geography  
Land Area (km2) 309,500.0 57
Population  
Population 4,306,947 95
Labor Force 968,800 105
Economy  
GDP Nominal (millions of USD) 71,931 69
GDP PPP (millions of USD) 189,582 64
GDP Nominal Per Capita (USD) 16,701 34
GDP PPP Per Capita (USD) 44,018 20
Financial Reserves (millions of USD) 19,960 58
Military Personnel  
Active Personnel 43,000 62
Paramilitary Personnel 43,000 53
Military Reservists 0 57
Military Spending  
Nominal Military Spending (millions of USD) 8,687 28
PPP Military Spending (millions of USD) 22,896 20
Nominal Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 202,023 17
PPP Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 532,454 5
Infrastructure  
Roadway Length (km) 60,240 64
Railway Length (km) 0 102
Number of Airports 132 37
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.793 40
Oil  
Oil Production (bbl/day) 943,500 20
Oil Consumption (bbl/day) 172,000 58
Proven Oil Reserves (bbl) 5,151,000,000 22
Merchant Marine  
Merchant Marine Ship Quantity 5 67
Nuclear Warheads  
Nuclear Warhead Quantity 0 10
Calculated Military Scores  
Combined Force Projection 1,065 43
Land Power 2,572 51
Air Power 2,224 54
Sea Power 3,652 39
Transport Power 2,654 71
Total War Potential 239 82

Force Branches

Land Forces  
Air Defense Forces Oman Air Defense Forces
Land Based Missile Force Oman Land Based Missile Force
Main Army Royal Army of Oman and Royal Household
Special Forces Royal Oman Special Forces
Air Forces  
Main Air Force Royal Air Force of Oman
Sea Forces  
Coast Guard Royal Coast Guard of Oman
Ice Breaker Fleet Royal Ice Breaker Fleet of Oman
Main Navy Royal Navy of Oman

Military Assets

Category Quantity International Ranking
Total Main Battle Tanks 117 63
4th Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 2
3rd Generation Main Battle Tanks 38 43
2nd Generation Main Battle Tanks 79 42
1st Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 39
Light Tanks 37 21
Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicles 146 37
Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicles 0 75
Armoured Personnel Carriers 279 59
Self-propelled Howitzers 24 52
Self-propelled Multiple Rocket Launchers 6 57
Self-propelled Mortar Carriers 0 27
Anti-tank Missile Carriers 8 29
Self-propelled Anti-tank Guns 0 8
Self-propelled Anti-ballistic Missile SAM Launchers 0 2
Self-propelled Long Range SAM Launchers (Limited ABM) 0 11
Self-propelled Medium Range SAM Launchers 0 9
Self-propelled Short Range SAM Launchers 8 35
Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Guns 0 34
Self-propelled Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 0 13
Towed Howitzers 108 58
Towed Multiple Rocket Launchers 0 10
Towed Mortars 101 64
Recoilless Guns 0 33
Towed Anti-tank Guns 0 17
Towed Anti-ballistic Missile SAM Launchers 0 3
Towed Long Range SAM Launchers (Limited ABM) 0 17
Towed Medium Range SAM Launchers 0 22
Towed Short Range SAM Launchers 40 4
Towed Anti-aircraft Guns 26 46
Towed Anti-aircraft Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 0 1
Mobile Ballistic Missile Launchers 0 20
Silo Based Missiles 0 7
Total Aircraft 143 61
Total Fighter Aircraft 24 57
5th Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 10
4th Generation Fighter Aircraft 24 45
3rd Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 40
1st and 2nd Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 21
Ground Attack Aircraft 0 27
Strategic Bombers 0 5
Anti-submarine and Maritime Patrol Aircraft 24 7
Heavy Transport/Tanker Aircraft 0 18
Medium Transport/Tanker Aircraft 6 29
Light Transport/Tanker Aircraft 12 37
Early Warning Aircraft 0 13
Military Passenger Aircraft 0 28
Trainer Aircraft 36 43
Total Helicopters 41 59
Attack Helicopters 0 43
Non-Attack Helicopters 41 59
Combat Support Aircraft 0 30
Total Navy Displacement (metric tons) 25,434 48
Total Ships 22 48
Aircraft Carriers 0 5
Battleship/Battlecruisers 0 2
Cruisers 0 4
Destroyers 0 12
Frigates 0 18
Corvettes 5 11
Amphibious Assault Ships (LHD/LHAs) 0 5
Landing Platform/Dock (LPDs) 1 6
Landing Ship/Dock (LSDs) 0 5
Tank Landing Ships (LST/LSMs) 0 11
Landing Crafts 5 31
Mine Warfare Ships 0 23
Patrol Ships 11 41
Total Submarines 0 20
Ballistic Missile Submarines 0 5
Nuclear Attack Submarines 0 7
Conventional Attack Submarines 0 15
Coastal and Midget Submarines 0 5

Satellites

Category Quantity International Ranking
Communications 0 9
Navigation/Positioning/Time 0 5
Meteorology/Oceanography 0 2
Intelligence/Surveillance/Reconnaissance 0 10
Electronic Intelligence/Signal Intelligence 0 4
Space Surveillance 0 3
Early Warning 0 3

Coast Guard Assets

Category Quantity International Ranking
Large Patrol Ships 0 12
Medium Patrol Ships 2 13
Small Patrol Ships 30 27
Fixed Wing Aircraft 0 13
Helicopters 0 14

Ice Breakers

Category Quantity International Ranking
Quantity 0 8


Database sources: The Military Balance 2018, wikipedia.com, CIA World Factbook, as well as other online sources.