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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 96
Labor Force 968,800 105
Economy  
GDP Nominal (millions of USD) 59,675 72
GDP PPP (millions of USD) 171,363 65
GDP Nominal Per Capita (USD) 13,856 37
GDP PPP Per Capita (USD) 39,788 22
Financial Reserves (millions of USD) 14,540 61
Military Personnel  
Active Personnel 43,000 59
Paramilitary Personnel 43,000 53
Military Reservists 20,000 62
Military Spending  
Nominal Military Spending (millions of USD) 9,103 24
PPP Military Spending (millions of USD) 26,140 18
Nominal Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 211,697 15
PPP Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 607,912 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 1,125 42
Land Power 2,765 49
Air Power 2,347 50
Sea Power 3,831 39
Transport Power 2,654 71
Total War Potential 199 84

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 64
4th Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 2
3rd Generation Main Battle Tanks 38 43
2nd Generation Main Battle Tanks 79 43
1st Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 40
Light Tanks 37 21
Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicles 146 37
Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicles 0 75
Armoured Personnel Carriers 279 58
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 56
5th Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 7
4th Generation Fighter Aircraft 24 45
3rd Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 40
1st and 2nd Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 21
Ground Attack Aircraft 0 26
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 14
Military Passenger Aircraft 0 29
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 6
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 8
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 2017, wikipedia.com, CIA World Factbook, as well as other online sources.