Rafales reach Qatar

The arrival of the first Rafales at Tamim Air Base marks a major milestone in the Qatar Emiri Air Force’s ambitious modernisation plan, as Thomas Newdick explains.
explains. The Qatari Rafale pair prepares to break. The QEAF variants are very well equipped to the Q3-R standard with the RBE2 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar and have had the TARGO II helmet-mounted cueing system and AN/AAQ- 33 Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod integrated.

The first five Rafale fighters for the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) have touched down in country. The Emir of Qatar and commander-inchief of the armed forces, Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani,

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