Air force officials from various air wings in the Middle East will come together to discuss air defence strategies at the Air Power Middle East 2010 summit in Muscat, Oman.

Discussions at the event, which takes place on 28-29 April, will revolve round the Gulf Co-Operation Council’s relationship with Iran, the future of air and space operations and the role of F-51Es in the region.

The air forces will also talk about aircraft systems, training simulation, airborne early warning systems, logistical support, maintenance, regional cooperation and the future of air power in the Middle East.

Participants include the Royal Air Force of Oman, the Royal Saudi Air Force and the Royal Bahraini Air Force.

The US Air Force, the UK Royal Air Force, the Italian Air Force, German Luftwaffe and the French Air Force will also take part during the summit.