Saturday, July 24, 2010

Qatari Air Force Seeks Up to 40 Fighter Jets

Qatar has asked a number of leading manufacturers to respond with proposals for an upgrade of its fighter fleet near the end of this month.This latest battle for supremacy in the Gulf fighter market is likely to involve BAE Systems with the Eurofighter Typhoon, Boeing offering the F/A-18 E/F, Dassault with its Rafale, Lockheed Martin with the F-16 and Saab offering the Gripen NG. It is not clear whether other manufacturers will submit proposals.In Europe, a BAE spokeswoman confirmed the company would respond to the Qatari request.

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