Qatar confirms Apache order
Qatar has confirmed it has signed a contract with Boeing for the purchase of 24 AH-64E Apache helicopters.
This is the conclusion of the agreement reported two years ago when the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress that authorisation should be given for the $667 million contract.
The contract was fomally signed on 7 June.
In addition to the Apaches, Qatar will also receive a Longbow radar crew trainer with ground support equipment and Thales radio equipments. Deliveries will begin in 2019, and the contract will complete in May 2020,