The 1st Squadron was formed in 1958 with Hawker Hunters and later equipped with F-5s then the Mirage F1 and now F-16 Fighting Falcon, which has become RJAF's primary fighter, operating with the 1st, 2nd and 6th Squadrons since 1997. The 1st Squadron was in Amman, Mafraq andnow in Muwaffaq Salti Air Base in Azraq, with short deployment at H5, Habbaniya (Iraq), where the Jordanian pilots flew Iraqi Air Force Hunters, and Syria.
The squadron’s role has changed over the years from air to ground, air to air and reconnaissance to air defense and air to ground, but is now, along with the other F-16 squadrons, the main striking force of RJAF.
The 1st Squadron was the first fighter squadron and has a rich history. It participated in all the conflicts and engaged in every air battle that Jordan has fought since the squadron was formed in 1958.