On Monday, 15 August 2022, the first Typhoon aircraft was delivered to the Qatar Armed Forces at a roll-out ceremony hosted by Cliff Robson, BAE Systems Group, Managing Director Air. Typhoon will provide critical support for the FIFA World Cup which will be held in the State from 20 November.
In the arms market, the oil-rich countries of the Middle East will always be the most popular quality customers of arms dealers. In December 2017 a deal for Qatar to buy 24 jets and a support and training package from BAE was announced, scheduled to begin in 2022. In September 2018, Qatar made the first payment for the procurement of 24 Eurofighter Typhoons and nine BAE Hawk aircraft to BAE
On the 15th, at the aircraft manufacturing plant of BAE Systems in Wharton, England, the first “Typhoon” fighter that will be delivered to Qatar held a reception ceremony in the presence of the British and Qatari Ministers of Defence, which actually flew for the first time in November last year and is expected to fly to Qatar at the end of this month, and all 24 “Typhoons” ordered by Qatar to the United Kingdom in 2017 are expected to be delivered in 2023.