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New Support for Qatar Defence Capability 13 July, 2019

Qatar signed two contracts worth $ 2.2 billion with Raytheon Company for integrated air and missile defence capability. The contracts include the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System, final certification of the AMRAAM-Extended Range missile, and an unspecified quantity of additional Patriot fire units. Qatar is the first country to procure AMRAAM-ER, the surface-to-air extended-range variant of the AMRAAM air-to-air-missile. Qatar also becomes the 11th country to procure NASAMS, a medium-range air-defence solution manufactured by Raytheon and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS. NASAMS uses the Raytheon Sentinel radar, and fires multiple interceptors, including AMRAAM-ER. 

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