• Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Qatar to Purchase 490 VBCI Armored Vehicles, 50 Airbus A321s Airplanes from France

Discussion in 'Arab Defence Forum' started by Zarvan, Dec 7, 2017 at 5:34 PM.

  1. Zarvan

    Zarvan ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    43,020
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Ratings:
    +77 / 41,939 / -13
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    [​IMG]
    Nexter VBCI armored vehicle
    - A +
    Qatar has agreed on purchase of 490 VBCI armored vehicles and 50 Airbus twin-engine A321 airplanes with an option of buying 30 more from France.

    Qatar will buy the VBCI armored vehicles from French Nexter, the agreements were signed as part of $12 billion deals during the French president Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Doha on Thursday.

    Qatar also bought 12 additional Dassault Rafale fighters bringing the total number of aircraft to 36.

    Macron is traveling with Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on a one-day trip to Qatar.

    http://www.defenseworld.net/news/21...rbus_A321s_Airplanes_from_France#.Wik1OUqWZPY
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  2. Saif al-Arab

    Saif al-Arab BANNED

    Messages:
    4,602
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2015
    Ratings:
    +13 / 7,506 / -6
    Country:
    Saudi Arabia
    Location:
    Spain
    Qatar is well on the road to become the most militarized country in the world per capita.

    There are less than 330.000 Qatari nationals in case people wonder.

    They have been on a shopping spree since the crisis began. Buying political support. A shame that they are wasting this money on weapons that they will likely never use.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  3. monitor

    monitor SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    6,290
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Ratings:
    +2 / 7,404 / -0
    Country:
    Bangladesh
    Location:
    Bangladesh
    They could buy some weapons from Turkey too as turkey is supporting Qatar with it's dispute with Saudis.