ENR 1.12 Interception of civil aircraft

1.12.1. All unidentified aircraft within the airspace over territories and territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates may be intercepted by air defence fighters.
1.12.2. In order to reduce the possibility of interception aircraft can assist the process of identification by:
  1. Maintaining listening watch on the appropriate ATC frequency and 121.500 MHZ.

  2. In the case of transponder equipped aircraft complying with the transponder operating procedures specified in ICAO Doc 8168 - OPS Part VIII.i.e. In the absence of any ATC directions operating the transponder on Mode A, Code A 2000.

1.12.3. Aircraft being intercepted are required to immediately comply with instructions given by the intercepting aircraft.
1.12.4. In the event of interception of an aircraft, the applicable procedures and visual signals are those specified in Annex 2 - Rules of the Air, Attachment A.
1.12.5. Operations in the vicinity of Naval Forces Naval forces are operating north of 20˚ N latitude in the area of the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, Straits of Hormuz and the Arabian Gulf. The timely and accurate identification of aircraft in this area is essential to preclude the inadvertent use of naval forces against civilian aircraft as military forces are prepared to exercise such self-defence measures as may be necessary to ensure their safety in the event they are approached by unidentified aircraft, fixed-wing or helicopter, or aircraft whose intentions are unclear. To better enable identification by naval forces, aircraft flying within or entering the above area should maintain a continuous listening watch on 121.500 MHZ and / or 243.000 MHZ.