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Quatar buy 12 Rafale + 36 options

Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:12 am

No links yet, just on radio in France

Edit; found a link in french : http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/en-direc ... afale.html
 
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Re: Quatar buy 12 Rafale + 36 options

Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:51 am

So they will have a fleet of 36 F-15E, 30 Rafales (+ 6 for training, + 36 options) and 24 Eurofighters.
Can they all use the same weapons or will they have to stock three different missile & bomb sets too?
 
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Re: Quatar buy 12 Rafale + 36 options

Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:51 am

mxaxai wrote:
So they will have a fleet of 36 F-15E, 30 Rafales (+ 6 for training, + 36 options) and 24 Eurofighters.
Can they all use the same weapons or will they have to stock three different missile & bomb sets too?

Complex!

AIM-120 for F-15E and Eurofighter and AIM-9X for F-15E and maybe Eurofighter. Meteor for Eurofighter and Rafale. MICA only used by Rafale. SLAM-ER and JDAM for F-15E. SCALP and AASM for the Rafales. Not sure about Eurofighter A2G weapons but probably Marte ASCM.

Not a great surprise they have ordered additional. The big question is where will the pilots come from to operate all these aircraft. The Qatar Air Force is already staffed with a large number of foreigners and it will take years to train the number of aircrew they need to fly all the additional jets, let alone build up the experience.
 
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Re: Quatar buy 12 Rafale + 36 options

Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:20 pm

Olddog wrote:
No links yet, just on radio in France
Edit; found a link in french : http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/en-direc ... afale.html


See also: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... er-443973/

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