Qatar purchases Typhoon fighter jets in $8B deal with UK company

Qatar purchases Typhoon fighter jets in $8B deal with UK company

LONDON — British aerospace firm BAE Programs has agreed to promote 24 Storm fighter planes to Qatar as a part of a 6 billion pound ($eight billion) cope with European protection contractors.

British Protection Secretary Gavin Williamson introduced the deal after contracts had been signed Sunday in Doha, the Qatari capital.

The settlement additionally consists of the sale of Brimstone and Meteor missiles made by MBDA Missile Programs, in addition to Raytheon Paveway IV guided bombs manufactured in Britain.

BAE Programs put the worth of the Storm contract, which incorporates coaching and help, at 5 billion kilos. Qatar is the ninth nation to buy the plane.

Williamson says the deal is the largest export settlement for the Storm in a decade and “will increase the Qatari navy’s mission to deal with the challenges we each share within the Center East.”

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