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Qatar gets ready for helicopter air-to-air combat

17th July 2012 - 14:46 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London


Qatar may be looking to equip its next generation attack helicopter fleet with an air-to-air capability, it has emerged.

In an unusual move – followed by just a handful of other Apache operators – the Qatari government has requested both FIM-92 Stinger missiles and 50 Stinger air-to-air launchers as part of its request for 24 AH-64D Block III Apaches announced by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency on 12 July. The weapon has already been integrated into the AH-64D but few customers, including the US Army, have ever actually fitted the weapon to the aircraft.

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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