First Boeing-made F-15QA for the Qatar Air Force rolled out

Qatar’s first F-15QA fighter jet, which is being manufactured by Boeing as part of a $12 billion contract, has been rolled out.

The first set of F-15QA jets will ferry to Qatar later this year following the completion of pre-delivery pilot training for the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF).

Boeing presented the first F-15QA during a ceremony at its St Louis factory in Missouri yesterday.
Boeing presented the first F-15QA during a ceremony at its St Louis factory in Missouri yesterday.

Qatar signed a deal to buy 36 F-15QAs in June 2017, and in April 20202 the first jet took its maiden flight.

“The Qatar F-15QA programme further enhanced next-generation technologies in the advanced F-15 such as the fly-by-wire flight controls, an all-glass digital cockpit and contemporary sensors, radar and electronic warfare capabilities,” said Prat Kumar, vice president of the F-15 programme. “Driven by digital engineering and advanced manufacturing, these aircraft represent a transformational leap for the F-15. The F-15QA will enhance the superiority of the QEAF with more speed, range and payload than any fighter in the world.”

Boeing has been providing maintenance and logistics support for QEAF during pre-delivery pilot training, which began earlier this year.

The F-15 has been sold to Qatar as part of a $12 billion deal
The F-15 has been sold to Qatar as part of a $12 billion deal

In addition, Boeing will establish and operate an aircrew and maintenance training centre for the QEAF at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar through 2024 while also providing in-country spares and logistics support once aircraft are delivered.

“Boeing is proud to provide a holistic solution to our valued Qatari customer through tailored training and sustainment,” said Torbjorn “Turbo” Sjogren, vice president of international government and defence for Boeing. “We look forward to our continued partnership with Qatar and further supporting their mission readiness needs.”

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