Published on : Monday, December 11, 2017
Qatar’s Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah and his British counterpart, Gavin Williamson have signed the deal in Doha.
Williamson said that Qatar’s military mission will get a boost and now they can tackle the challenges in the Middle East that will support stability in the region and make it more secure.
The deal will also be inclusive of training air force personnel, there will be a Joint Operation Squadron between the two countries and will be the start of partnership between Qatar’s air force and Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF).
The squadron will be tackling all air combat making the Qatari and British pilots and technicians combat ready.
During the 2022 World Cup it will have a notable role in operational coverage and aerial security.
Qatar will be buying 12 Dassault Rafale fighter jets from the French aviation company with a deal of $1 bn.
The blockade against Qatar has gone for more than six months, on June 5, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates mentioned that they would cut all the diplomatic and economic ties with the Gulf nation.
Qatar was accused of having ties to terrorism, strengthened relation with Iran and meddling in the internal affairs. However, Qatar denied all allegations against it.