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Posted On: 16 August 2022 12:23 pm
Updated On: 16 August 2022 12:38 pm

Qatar receives first Eurofighter typhoon aircraft for World Cup

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Qatar receives typhoon jets for world cup

On Monday, 15 August 2022, the first Typhoon aircraft was delivered to the Qatar Armed Forces at a roll-out ceremony hosted by Cliff Robson, BAE Systems Group, Managing Director Air.

H.E. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah and H.E. Secretary of State for Defense of the United Kingdom Ben Wallace attended the inauguration ceremony of the Qatari Typhoon aircraft at Warton airbase in the United Kingdom.

The ceremony marked the launch of the Qatari Typhoon aircraft which were received as per the agreed schedule.

The first Typhoon has been delivered on schedule and will ferry from the UK to Qatar later this month. Typhoon will provide critical support for the FIFA World Cup which will be held in the country from 20 November.

According to BAE Systems, a memorandum of understanding was also made between the Governments of Qatar and the UK was signed for the provision of support including the stand up of joint UK-Qatar Typhoon and Hawk squadrons providing RAF pilot and technician training.

Source: QNA, BAE Systems
Cover image credit: BAE Systems