Kuwait has received 218 tanks M1A2 Abrams of new production in 1994-1996.
Airman wrote:#Qatar: 6th batch of 171 #Turkish troops with T-155 Fırtına howitzers arrived to #Qatar today via @Acemal71 https://t.co/cRGZ2MtCGc
George1 wrote:Airman wrote:#Qatar: 6th batch of 171 #Turkish troops with T-155 Fırtına howitzers arrived to #Qatar today via @Acemal71 https://t.co/cRGZ2MtCGc
whats the role of Turkish troops so far from their country? just reward to Qatar because maybe they get economic aid from them?
Turkey, Qatar start joint military exercise
The Turkish and Qatari militaries started a joint exercise yesterday as the crisis between Qatar and Gulf countries continues. Over 250 Turkish soldiers and 30 armored vehicles are participating in the drill at a base in Qatar.
The Turkish Fleet Command's TCG Gökova Frigate arrived in Hamad Port, southeast of the capital Doha, on July 31, as part of the naval section of the drill. The Qatari Defense Ministry announced in a written statement that the TCG Gökova arrived in Qatar with a unit of 214 sailors to participate in the joint naval exercises.
The naval exercises are taking place in Hamad Port, Doha Naval Base and Qatari territorial waters. The exercises are conducted as part of military cooperation agreements between Turkey and Qatar in the fight against extremism and terrorism.
Qatar ordered another 12 Rafale fighters
December 7, 2017, the French company Dassault Aviation reported that during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Qatar, in the presence of both heads of state in the capital of Qatar, Doha, the company signed an agreement to transfer to the firm contract the option to supply the Qatar Air Force with 12 Dassault Rafale fighters in addition to 24 Rafale aircraft ordered by Qatar in 2015. Thus, all Qatar should receive 36 Rafale fighters. The cost and other parameters of the new contract were not announced.
Qatar signed an agreement on the purchase of VBCI armored personnel carriers
As reported by the French media, on 7 December 2017, during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Qatar, in the presence of both heads of state in the capital of Qatar, Doha signed an agreement of intent (Letter of Intent) regarding the acquisition by the Qatar armed forces of 490 VBCI armored vehicles with a wheel arrangement of 8x8 production of the French association Nexter Systems and Renault Trucks Defense. A solid contract should be signed by Qatar with Nexter Systems as the lead contractor until mid-2018.
Recall that Qatar signed a preliminary agreement of intent with British Defense Minister Michael Fellon on the purchase of 24 Eurofighter Typhoon fighters on September 17, 2017.
On December 10, a British-Qatar agreement was also signed in Doha on the creation of a joint squadron of the Joint Operational Squadron (JOS) of the British Air Force and Qatar (as you can understand on the Eurofighter Typhoon fighters), which will provide joint combat and flight training, joint combat training in the field of REB, as well as to ensure the safety of the planned 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
In addition, in the appendix to the contract for the purchase of fighters Eurofighter Typhoon, an additional agreement was signed to ensure the training of personnel. As previously reported, presumably, it also includes the purchase by Katar of six BAE Systems Hawk AJT combat training aircraft.
Eurofighter Typhoon became the third type of modern multifunctional fighters, purchased by Qatar. In May 2015, Qatar concluded a contract worth 6.3 billion euros for the purchase of 24 French fighters Dassault Rafale (18 single-seat Rafale EQ aircraft and six double Rafale DQ), and on December 7, 2017, transferred to a firm contract option for the purchase of another 12 Rafale aircraft. In June 2017, Qatar also signed an agreement with the United States worth about $ 12 billion to purchase 36 F-15QA multifunctional fighters on the FMS line (Qatar's plans extended for the purchase of 72 F-15QA aircraft). Thus, to date, Qatar has ordered 96 modern multifunctional fighters of three types.
Qatar became the fourth customer of Eurofighter Typhoon fighters in the Persian Gulf region after Saudi Arabia (which received 72 BAE Systems aircraft in 2009-2017), Oman (who signed a contract for the purchase of 12 aircraft from BAE Systems, deliveries commenced in 2017), and Kuwait (who ordered 28 aircraft, the deliveries of which will be carried out from the Italian production line of Leonardo), and in general Qatar will become the ninth operator of these fighters.
Now the Air Force of Qatar from combat aircraft have only 12 Dassault Mirage 2000-5EDA / DDA fighters and six combat training planes Alpha Jet E.
George1 wrote:The contract for the creation of the M1A2-K Abrams tank for Kuwait
As reported by Jane's Defense Weekly in Jeremy Binnie's article "Kuwait to get 'unique' Abrams tank variant", on December 19, 2017, the US Department of Defense issued General Dynamics's General Dynamics Land Systems division a contract worth $ 24.3 million to develop and the construction of a prototype of a new "unique" modification of the Abrams tank, designated M1A2-K and intended for serial shipments later Kuwait as part of the "modernization" of the M1A2 tanks of the Kuwaiti army. The contract must be implemented by December 31, 2019.