Rafales reach Qatar

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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.
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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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