Boeing to Train Qatari F-15QA Pilots

Boeing to Train Qatari F-15QA Pilots 30 August, 2019

Pentagon has awarded Boeing USD500 million to begin air and ground training of Qatari personnel on the F-15QA combat aircraft.

The award announced on 28 August, will see Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) pilots and maintainers trained on the F-15QA in St Louis, Missouri, through to 2021, after which training will relocate to Qatar and run through to August 2026.

Boeing expects to begin delivering the QEAF's 36 F-15QAs from early 2020 through to early 2023. Qatar has options for a further 36 aircraft, which would stretch production by a further three years out to 2026 if exercised.

The F-15QA is the Qatari-specific variant of the Advanced Eagle. As with the F-15SA for Saudi Arabia and F-15EX for the US Air Force.

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