Military Capabilities

Qatari investigating Super 530F missile proliferation

18 July 2019

Qatar has said that it is investigating how a neo-Nazi group in Italy obtained an air-to-air missile that was originally sold to its air force.

The Matra Super 530 missile was part of a weapons cache seized by police in Pavia province on 15 July as part of an investigation into Italians who had fought in eastern Ukraine. The Italian police said the suspects were trying to sell the missile, which did not have a warhead, but could have been rearmed.

The missile container was labelled as having been delivered to the Qatar Armed Forces in October 1980.

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