Qatari Minister of State for Defense, Khalid Bin Mohammed Al Attiyah, recently met British Secretary of State Defense, Michael Fallon, in London to discuss a potential deal to purchase Eurofighter Typhoon jets and establishing a British military base in Qatar.

The senior Qatari politician also conferred with Nicholas Houghton, Chief of the Defense Staff, Philip Hammond, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, General Gordon Messenger, Deputy Chief of Defense Staff (Military Strategy & Operations), and Philip Dunne, Minister of State for Defense Procurement.

The talks came months after Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim Al Thani signed on a joint defense agreement with the United Kingdom.

The arms race currently taking place among some GCC countries, namely Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, is widely attributed to a covert and clandestine competition among these states to achieve military superiority in the region, with their rival, Iran, just across the bay.

Qatar hosts the headquarters of the United States Central Command in The Middle-East and the Horn of Africa.

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I’m sorry Zen Adra, but Qatar has already ordered 24 Rafales (+12 in option), EF2000 lost the competition in 2011. Well, maybe Qatar consider they’re at risk of a russian attack and want to buy 2nd hand Typhoons from the RAF as fast as possible? But well, Indian Su-30 inflicted a 12-0 to Typhoons during drills and the Rafale a*s-raped the both of them. In fact, actually, only the F22 seems to be able to equal the Rafale (the stealthiness of the Rafale was unclassified in december 2015), but the F22 can’t make it as a bomber. Everybody knows that… Read more »