US Approves $1.1 Billion Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Package for Qatari F-15QA Fighter Jets

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US Approves $1.1 Billion Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Package for Qatari F-15QA Fighter Jets
US$1.1 Bn Support Package for Qatari F-15QA

The US State Department has approved the sale of a $1.1 Billion support package for Qatar’s Boeing F-15QA multi-role fighter aircraft program.

The Government of Qatar has requested support of its F-15QA multi-role fighter aircraft program to include construction services, new parking/loading ramps, hot cargo pads, taxiways, hangars, back shops, alert facilities, weapons storage areas, hardened shelters, squadron operations, maintenance, training, information technology support and cyber facilities among others.

Also included are cybersecurity services, mission critical computer resources, support services, force protection services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated cost is $1.1 billion.

The proposed sale improves Qatar’s capability to operate and sustain its F-15QA aircraft. A robust construction, cybersecurity, and force protection infrastructure is vital to ensuring the QEAF can utilize the F-15QA aircraft to its full potential.

The prime contractor for construction, cybersecurity, and force protection infrastructure will be determined through competition.  The purchaser typically requests offsets.  Any offset agreement will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and the contractor.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

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