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BAE Closes Potential $6.7B Deal to Supply Typhoon Fighter Jets to Qatar

BAE Systems has secured a potential $6.69 billion contract to supply Qatar’s air force with 24 Eurofighter Typhoon multirole fighter jets.

The company said Sunday it expects to start deliveries in late 2022 and will also provide in-service support and initial training services as a prime contractor on the contract.

A consortium composed of BAE, Airbus Group‘s defense and space business segment and Leonardo‘s aircraft unit manufactures the Typhoon aircraft.

“We are delighted to begin a new chapter in the development of a long-term relationship with the State of Qatar and the Qatar Armed Forces,” said Charles Woodburn, chief executive of BAE.

“We look forward to working alongside our customer as they continue to develop their military capability.”

Qatar’s procurement deal with BAE is subject to financing terms and receipt by the British defense contractor of the initial payment.

The company expects the Qatari government to fulfill conditions of the agreement by mid-2018.

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