“The relationship the United States shares with Qatar is critical to the stability and security of the central command area of responsibility,” said Lt. Gen. Greg Guillot, commander of 9th Air Force.
The first set of F-15QA jets will ferry to Qatar later this year following the completion of pre-delivery pilot training.
“The Qatar F-15QA program 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 program. “The F-15QA will enhance the superiority of the QEAF with more speed, range and payload than any fighter in the world.”
Boeing will establish and operate an aircrew and maintenance training center 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.