Qatar strikes $8 billion jet deal with the UK.


Qatar will buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets worth $8bn from the United Kingdom as the Gulf state continues to stock up on high-tech weaponry, according to reports from Al Jazeera.

The deal, which represents the biggest order for Typhoon fighters in more than a decade was signed in Doha by Qatar's Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah and his British counterpart, Gavin Williamson. "These formidable jets will boost the Qatari military's mission to tackle the challenges we both share in the Middle East, supporting stability in the region and delivering security at home," Williamson said.

The deal for the Typhoon jets will also includes training of Qatari air force personnel

The two countries also agreed to create a Joint Operation...

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