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  1. ejaz007

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    First Rafales arrive in Qatar
    Gareth Jennings, London - Jane's Defence Weekly
    06 June 2019
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    The first five of 36 aircraft ordered for the QEAF were received by the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, during a ceremony at the newly completed Dukhan Airbase on 5 June. Source: Qatari MoD
    Qatar received its first batch of Dassault Rafale combat aircraft on 5 June, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) announced.

    The first five of 36 aircraft ordered for the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) were received by the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, during a ceremony at the newly completed Dukhan Airbase (also known as Tamim Airbase) on the western coast of the Middle East peninsula.

    The arrival of the first Rafales at Dukhan Airbase marks a key milestone in a major military aviation capitalisation process for Qatar that has recently seen it order a large number of varied fixed- and rotary-winged combat and support aircraft.

    These have included 36 Boeing F-15QA (Qatar Advanced)-variant Eagles (with a requirement for 36 more); 24 Eurofighter Typhoons; six BAE Systems Hawks; 48 Boeing AH-64E Apaches; 28 NHIndustries NH90s; four Boeing C-17 Globemaster IIIs; and four Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules. The Gulf state is also in the market to procure either (or both) the Airbus Defence and Space A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) and Boeing KC-46A Pegasus, and has a requirement for an airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) platform as well (a previously declared intent to buy the Boeing E-7 AEW&C has not been fulfilled).

    https://www.janes.com/article/89076/first-rafales-arrive-in-qatar
     
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    Boy from green will have good experience..
     
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    PAF shouldn’t waste a single second to fine-tune the antidotes....
     
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    so 5 paf pilots are flying them.
     
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    Insha’Allah if the situation compels they’ll all “defect” to Pak!!!! El Sani family had been Sa’dik folks to the Ottomans....
     
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    The question is what will happen to Mirage 2000 fleet.
     
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    We need some pictures of PAF pilots and technicians sitting inside the cockpit of the Rafales right now. Just friendly gesture to help Indians testing and checking their future fighter jets are as good as the French advertised.:chilli:
     
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    Then who got training on the Qataris Rafales?
     
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    wow thats like an all star league of superior western tech - the dream team:smitten:
     
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    that is a sexy aircraft i have to admit lets see how our boys work on countering it
     
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    They may had stolen the documents in France
     
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    Saw the pic of Qatari Rafale pilots and ground crew uploaded by their MoD website yesterday .
    Not a single Pakistani among them.
     
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    More flying hours for Pakistani pilots. Good news!
     
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    Good for us too. It will help us to learn counter tactics with Qatari brothers .
     
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