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U.S. Air Force sent more B-52H bombers to support withdraw troops from Afghanistan

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The U.S. Air Force has confirmed that it deployed two additional B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers to Qatar to protect the orderly and responsible withdrawal of U.S. and coalition forces from Afghanistan. According to a recent service news release, two additional B-52H Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, […]

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U.S. Air Force nuclear-capable bombers flew patrol mission across Middle East

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The U.S. Central Command has confirmed that a pair of U.S. Air Force nuclear-capable B-52H “Stratofortresses” flew a multinational patrol mission across the Middle East to deter aggression and reassure partners and allies of the U.S. military’s commitment to security in the region. Multiple partner nations and U.S. Air Force fighter aircraft accompanied the U.S. bombers at different points during the flight, including Israel, Saudi Arabia […]

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Boeing secures $800 million for Qatar’s F-15QA support

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Aerospace giant Boeing has won three foreign military sales contracts valued at as much as $800 million for training services and support in the Middle East. Boeing today acknowledged three foreign military sales contracts with the U.S. Air Force for training services and support in the Middle East valued at more than $800 million. The […]

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Boeing shows how F-15QA fighter is painted in Qatar livery

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A short video from the U.S. aerospace giant Boeing demonstrates how the F-15QA fighter jet is painted in its custom livery. “The most advanced F-15 fighter jet ever built, this aircraft – and the paint scheme – were specifically designed for Qatar Emiri Air Force,” the company said on Twitter. Posted on the Boeing Twitter page, the timelapse […]

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Boeing shares video of Qatar’s F-15 advanced jet first flight

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Boeing, a world’s largest aerospace company, has released footage of the first flight of the F-15QA fighter that was developed especially for the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF). Posted on the Boeing Facebook page, the video shows the F-15QA fighter aircraft goes vertical after taking off for its first flight. “Designed and produced for the […]

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Storied ‘Triple Nickel’ fighter squadron completes historic deployment to Qatar

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The U.S. Air Force has announced on Friday that storied 555th Fighter Squadron, also known as the “world famous, highly-respected” Triple Nickel, completed the first leg of their deployment after departing Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar in late Feb. 2020. The Triple Nickel is an F-16 Fighting Falcon squadron that provides combat air power and […]

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U.S. Air Force details historic F-22 Raptor Qatar deployment

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The U.S. Air Force has revealed details of historic F-22 Raptor fighter jets deployment to Qatar. In a historic deployment, Airmen and F-22 Raptors have been sent to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar for the first time in order to defend American forces and interests in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. This deployment […]

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Qatar awards Raytheon with $2.2B contracts for air and missile defense systems

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One of the largest U.S. weapons supplier Raytheon Company announced it was awarded two direct commercial sales contracts by the State of Qatar for additional integrated air and missile defense capability. The contracts, worth approximately $2.2 billion, include the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System, final certification of the AMRAAM-Extended Range missile, and an unspecified quantity of additional […]

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U.S. Air Force deployed F-22 Raptors to Qatar for the first time

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The U.S. Air Force has confirmed that F-22 Raptor stealth fighters were deployed to Qatar. U.S. Air Force announced that the fifth-generation jet fighters have arrived in Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar for the first time to “defend American forces and interests in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.” The Military.com reported that […]

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U.S. State Dept approves possible $3 bln sale of additional AH-64E helicopters to Qatar

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The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of twenty-four AH-64E Apache Attack helicopters to Qatar, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 9 May. The Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the possible sale on Thursday. Qatar to buy additional AH-64E helicopters with spare parts and related equipment.  The Government […]

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