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DIMDEX 2016: Qatar spending spree

30th March 2016 - 12:52 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Doha

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Additional maintenance, equipment and training MoU’s were signed for the Qatar Emiri Armed Forces on 30 March.

The contracts were with companies such as MBDA, Thales and Rolls Royce/MTU and all involved in the multi-million dollars deals.

The announcements for ten deals totalling some 4.2 billion Qatari rials (approximately $1.16 billion), follow a similar MoU signing on Tuesday for the procurement of 24 Rafale fighter jets from Dassault worth €6.7 billion (approximately $7.58 billion).

Signing on 29 March on behalf of Qatar was Dr Khalid Bin Mohamed Al-Attiyah minister of state for defence affairs and behalf of France was their minister of defence Jean-Yves

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