Operating on the US-made, multi-mission Little Bird, the 28th Squadron was established in 2007 upon directives by His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army. His Majesty
wanted a squadron equipped with a helicopter with night vision capability.
The Little Bird was the best choice for sniper operations, armored with Dillon M134D Gatling Gun and 2.75 multi-range rockets, along with the same navigation system used in Airbus civilian planes.
It is mainly deployed for anti-terrorism missions and can fly two hours non-stop, covering 180 miles. The future plan is to change the weapons into laser-guided ammo.
The 28th Squadron was part of the special operations brigade, which functioned separately from the RJAF, before it was merged with King Abdullah II Air Base's spec-ops component.