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Qatar to become first AMRAAM-ER user

11 July 2019
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Raytheon will carry out the final certification of the Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile-Extended Range (AMRAAM-ER) for Qatar, making it the first country to procure the new missile, the US company announced on 10 July.

It was providing more detail on an announcement made the previous day when Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar’s emir, visited the White House. A joint statement listed the Qatari Ministry of Defence’s “commitment to acquire Raytheon’s NASAM [sic] and Patriot systems” as one of several transactions that had been discussed.

Raytheon said AMRAAM-ER certification was part of two direct commercial sales worth USD2.2 billion that also included the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) and an “unspecified quantity of additional Patriot fire units”.

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