Security, Middle East
A big deal?
Qatar Is Getting New 6 F-15QAs Starting in March 2021
The F-15QA (Qatari Advanced) introduces a number of previously announced features, including an advanced cockpit system with a large format display, says Steve Parker, Boeing’s vice-president of F-15 programmes.
Qatar says it will take delivery of the first six F-15QAs from Boeing by March 2021. Another six will be delivered three months later.
According to Brigadier General Issa al-Mahannadi the rest of the 24 jets will be delivered every three months in batches of four aircraft.
As reported by Reuters, Qatar signed agreements to buy warplanes from the U.S. as well as Europe last year after a political dispute broke out between it and neighbors Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Bahrain.
“This is not a purchase, it is a strategic partnership with the U.S.,” Mahannadi said.