Posted on August 05, 2018

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs H E Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah paid a visit to the Boeing Company plant in the US State of Missouri.

During the visit, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs inaugurated the F-15 Aircraft production line for the Qatari Amiri Air Forces. He also toured the company’s building, which allows trainees to have on ground experience before actually flying. The project, dubbed Ababeel, aims to develop the Qatar Amiri Air Forces’ capabilities as part of its plans to modernise its fleet of modern fighter jets to protect the country’s capabilities.

H E Dr. Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah, and US Secretary of Defence James Mattis, signed the Letter of Intent in June 2017 for Qatar purchasing 36 fighter jets (F-15) in a deal worth $12bn. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs was accompanied during the visit by Brigadier General Issa Rashid Al Mohannadi, the F-15 Aircraft Officer, the Military Attache of the State of Qatar to the United States Brigadier General Yousef Mohammad Al Kuwari, as well as senior officers of the Qatari Armed Forces who are in charge of the project.

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