Construction Support to F-15s

Construction Support to F-15s 2 November, 2017

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar for support of its F-15QA multi-role fighter aircraft program for an estimated cost of $1.1 billion. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Government of Qatar has requested support of its F-15QA multi-role fighter aircraft program to include design and construction services, new parking/loading ramps, hot cargo pads, taxiways, hangars, back shops, alert facilities, weapons storage areas, hardened shelters, squadron operations facilities, maintenance facilities, training facilities, information technology support and cyber facilities, force protection support facilities, squadron operations facilities, other F-15QA related support structures, construction/facilities/design services, cybersecurity services, mission-critical computer resources, support services, force protection services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated cost is $1.1 billion.

The statement read, "Qatar is an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Persian Gulf region. Our mutual defence interests anchor our relationship and the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) plays a predominant role in Qatar’s defence."

The prime contractor for construction, cybersecurity, and force protection infrastructure will be determined through competition.  The purchaser typically requests offsets.  

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