Qatar has received the first of 24 Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters.
Qatar Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs, Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah attended the ceremony of the first delivery of AH-64E Guardian helicopters to Qatar Emiri Air Force Friday.
Qatar had signed a contract to buy 24 Apache armed helicopters for $667 million in 2016. Deliveries are expected to be completed by May 2020.
The AH-64Es, also known as Apaches, are helicopters that typically carry AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Hydra 70 rocket pods. They have four blades and are rotary-winged.
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In a sign of thawing relations between Qatar and its Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) big brother Saudi Arabia, the former participated in a GCC Ground Forces Commanders meet held in the Saudi Capital, Riyadh earlier this week. The 18th meeting of GCC ground forces commanders ended on March 7, after running for two days at the General Secretariat headquarters in Riyadh, Qatar News Agency reported
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