in ,

Report: Qatar Plans BAE Hawk Trainer Aircraft Procurement

Report: Qatar Plans BAE Hawk Trainer Aircraft Procurement - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Report: Qatar Plans BAE Hawk Trainer Aircraft Procurement - top government contractors - best government contracting eventQatar’s defense minister Khalid Bin Mohammad Al-Attiyah has said the country’s government looks to purchase nine BAE Systems-built Hawk trainer aircraft units, Dow Jones Newswires reported Wednesday.

The report noted Qatar had planned to buy only six Hawk jet trainers.

BAE closed on a potential $6.7 billion contract last month to supply 24 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets to Qatar's air force beginning in late 2022.

The British defense contractor produces the multirole aircraft through a joint venture with Airbus Group“˜s defense and space business and Leonardo“˜s aircraft division.

Qatar also intends to buy 72 Boeing-built F-15 aircraft through a $21 billion foreign military sales contract the State Department approved in 2016.

Al-Attiyah told Dow Jones that Qatar wants to reduce the country’s reliance on foreign nations for security and defense by investing in military technology.

ExecutiveBiz Logo

Sign Up Now! ExecutiveBiz provides you with Daily Updates and News Briefings about Industry News

mm

Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

Terma to Equip Air Force F-16 Variants With 3D Audio Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Terma to Equip Air Force F-16 Variants With 3D Audio Tech
Kratos to Help Update DoD Cyber Defense Support Network Under GSA Alliant Order - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Kratos to Help Update DoD Cyber Defense Support Network Under GSA Alliant Order