Africa Aerospace & Defence 2018
Qatar on track to receive Apaches from 2019Qatar is on track to receive its recently ordered Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters from 2019 through to mid-2020. The Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) project officer said on 13 August that the first batch of 24 helicopters ordered in 2016 will be received before the end of next year.
France could replace US parts in SCALP missile to circumvent ITAR restrictions for Egypt, but at some delayEgypt could still receive MBDA SCALP cruise missiles from France, if it is willing to accept a delay while US-manufactured components are replaced with French ones. Answering questions on weapons exports in the country’s National Assembly, French Defence Minister Florence Parly said that the
China closing the satellite imagery capability gapA Chinese Earth-observation satellite launched on 31 July from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre may be capable of achieving ground-image resolution of 10 cm or less. If confirmed, this would give China a satellite-imaging capability second only to the United States and possibly comparable to the