Qatar’s decision to buy three different types of advanced fighter jets will not create additional financial and manpower burdens, according to Dr Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah, the emirate’s minister of state for defence.
“If we said this 20 years ago, I would believe you,” he told journalists in London on 17 January. “But with this new generation [of fighters], they don’t have this complication. Most of them will have a common system [and] common weapons, even if they are from different countries.”
Qatar currently has 36 Boeing F-15, 36 Dassault Rafale, and 24 Eurofighter Typhoon multirole fighters on order to replace 12 Mirage 2000s.
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