Qatar has agreed on purchase of 490 VBCI armored vehicles and 50 Airbus twin-engine A321 airplanes with an option of buying 30 more from France.
Qatar will buy the VBCI armored vehicles from French Nexter, the agreements were signed as part of $12 billion deals during the French president Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Doha on Thursday.
Qatar also bought 12 additional Dassault Rafale fighters bringing the total number of aircraft to 36.
Macron is traveling with Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on a one-day trip to Qatar.
Qatar and France today signed $12 billion in deals including the purchase of 12 Dassault Rafale jets with an option to buy 36 more fighter planes. The deals were signed between Qatar's Emir and French President Emmanuel Macron during the French president's visit to Doha on Thursday
Raytheon has won a $150 million contract for technical expertise and assistance in the training for Qatar Patriot Air Defense systems. The contract includes planning, fielding, deployment, operation, maintenance management, configuration management, logistics support, installation and sustainment of the Qatar Patriot Air Defense Systems and associated equipment, the US department of defense said in a statement Friday
BAE Systems and the Qatari government have concluded a deal for the latter to buy 24 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets with only the contract signing waiting to be done. “I would not like to speculate on the exact date it will be signed
Dassault may be signing deals with Egypt and Qatar to sell 12 Rafale fighter jets to each of them within the next two months. Egypt and Qatar could convert their options on 12 additional Rafale fighters each by the end of the year and order 24 aircraft altogether, according to the LaTribune publication
General Electric has won $643 million contract action to provide F110-GE-129 install engines, spare engines to Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. The contract also includes provide modernized engine monitoring system computers, over-and-above repair for government furnished property, and technical data reports, the US department of defense said in a statement Thursday
French land systems maker, Nexter has signed two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Qatars Barzan Holdings to implement a proposed sale of 490 VBCI armored vehicles to the Qatari Army worth an estimated Euro 1.5 billion
Qatar will reportedly expand the US airbase located in southwest of Doha, that currently houses about 10,000 US military personnel, the countrys Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs H E Dr. Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah said during his visit to Washington, DC, this week
Boeing has been awarded a $6.1 billion contract for the F-15 Qatar program
Qatars armed forces showcased China-made short-range ballistic missile system, dubbed ‘SY-400, during its 2017 National Day Parade on Monday. The Diplomat reports citing a statement made by an arms analyst Joseph Dempsey that the Qatari SY-400 units appear to have been modified and are capable of carrying two larger caliber BP-12A canisters instead of eight SY-400 canisters
Turkey has sold of approximately 400 Ejder Yalçın 4x4 armored combat vehicles, more than a hundred NMS 4x4 light armored vehicles, and weapon systems that are to be placed on these vehicles to Qatar. Within the scope of the contract signed by Turkish defense industry firm Nurol Makina Sanayi (NMS) to satisfy the needs of the Qatar Armed Forces, hundreds of armored vehicles as well as many defense industry products will be exported for the first time, Anadolu Agency reported Sunday
The British and Qatari governments have signed a £6 billion ($8 billion) agreement to supply Qatar with 24 Typhoon aircraft. The British Defense Secretary, Gavin Williamson and his Qatari counterpart, Khalid bin Mohammed al Attiyah, oversaw the signing of the contract, building on the statement of intent signed in September this year, UK ministry of defense said in a statement Sunday
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