20 September, 2018
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Qatar: Typhoon deal moves ahead
BAE Systems confirmed on 18 September that its deal to supply 24 Typhoon aircraft to the Qatar Emiri Air Force is to go ahead, after Doha made the first payment on the £5bn ($6.6bn) contract. The deal was signed in December 2017 and amended in June to include nine Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer aircraft. It also includes a range of bespoke support and training packages. Deliveries of the first Typhoon and Hawk aircraft are expected to start in 2022.