US firm lands major Qatar defence contract

26 February 2017

Work to be completed in June 2021

Qatar has awarded US-based Raytheon a $1.07bn contract for an early warning radar system that will be integrated into the country’s air and missile defence system.

The contract will be executed by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center based in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.

Work is expected to be completed by 30 June 2021.

The transaction is a 100 per cent foreign military sale.

In December last year, the US Ministry of Defence announced a foreign military sale to Qatar’s Emiri Armed Forces for an integrated air and missile defence system worth $163.3m. The sale includes a series of training classes for Raytheon’s Patriot air and missile defense system. The contracting party was the Army Contracting Command based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Raytheon also won two contracts worth a combined AED1.9bn ($517m) from the UAE Armed Forces in last week’s International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Idex) held in Abu Dhabi.

The contracts signed with the UAE are for missile defence and ammunitions.

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