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Deal reached for Qatari early warning radar

15th December 2016 - 12:00 GMT | by Awad Mustafa in Manama

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The United States Defence Secretary has announced that an agreement has been reached to allow Qatar to purchase a long range early warning radar (EWR) from Raytheon last week.

Secretary Ashton Carter told an audience at the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) regional security conference in Manama, Bahrain, that the two sides had reached a deal for Qatar to purchase a 5,000km range EWR to enhance its missile defences.

‘Qatar is another Gulf country where our partnership has accelerated over the last several years. It hosts our Combined Air Operations Centre, which is critical to managing the coalition

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Awad Mustafa

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Awad Mustafa


Based in Dubai, Awad has covered the Middle East defence beat for a number of …

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