Middle East

Watch: How does the Omani military shape up?

The country is a strategic partner to the UK, and has a particular focus on maritime security, given its long coastline.

Oman has maintained a strategic partnership with Britain for about 200 years, consolidated by a visit from the UK Carrier Strike Group and several training stints in recent years.

As the UK looks to grow its military footprint internationally, Forces News takes a look at the firepower at the disposal of Oman, one of its closest allies.

The Middle Eastern country maintains a small but capable armed forces, according to the 'Military Balance 2021' report by International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

The data source provides the most recent overview of the equipment and manpower underpinning the Omani military – broken down in our video.