Qatar will buy 24 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft from the UK’s BAE Systems.

A statement of intent was signed in Doha on 17 September by Qatar’s Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah and UK Defence Minister Michael Fallon.

“After a number of years of negotiations between our two countries, I am delighted to have been able to sign today with Qatar’s defence minister this statement of intent on the purchase of 24 Typhoon aircraft by Qatar,” said Fallon.

The Typhoon deal is the second to be signed by Doha after Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain imposed a trade embargo on Qatar in early June.

In mid-June, the defence ministries of Qatar and the US signed a deal worth an estimated $12bn for the supply of F-15 fighter jets.

The deal is understood to cover 36 jets to be manufactured by the US’ Boeing.

In 2016, Qatar signed a $7.6bn order for 24 Rafale combat aircraft.

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