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Boeing Wins $500M to Train Qatari F-15QA Aircrew

Boeing has won a $500 million contract for Qatar Emiri Air Force (QAEF) F-15QA aircrew and maintenance training.  

"This contract will provide F-15QA aircrew and maintenance training to support the QEAF," the US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday.  

Work will be performed at St. Louis, Missouri, and moving to Qatar in 2021 and is expected to be completed August 2026.

Qatar signed an agreement for 72 F-15 fighter jets from the United States for $12 billion in June 2017. In December of the same year, Boeing won $6.1 billion for 36 new F-15QAs for the Qatar Emiri Air Force.

The F-15QA, a version of the Boeing F-15 Advanced Eagle, is identical to the F-15SA that Boeing is building for the Royal Saudi Air Force. It has a fly-by-wire flight control system, digital electronic warfare (EW) suite, an infrared search and track (IRST) system, and the Raytheon APG-63(v)3 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar.

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