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Britain announces support for RAF և Royal Fleet for Qatar 2022 World Cup

The Ministry of Defense will support Qatar with military capabilities to counter terrorism and other threats to the tournament. This will include naval safety support from the Royal Navy, advanced on-the-spot search training, operational planning և command և control support և further specialist advice.

The Joint Typhoon Squadron, also known as the 12th Squadron, is based in RAF Coningsby and operated by RAF և QEAF personnel. During the deployment, they will support counterterrorism efforts through air security operations.

Since forming a joint squadron in June 2020, the 12th Squadron has conducted regular military exercises in Qatar, with the deployment of the World Cup in parallel with a pre-planned deployment.

The deputy of the Minister of Defense Ben Wallace said.

Convinced that citizens from all over the world can enjoy the World Cup game, Great Britain և Qatar will join forces to provide air police in the skies of the tournament.

I am glad that our joint detachment will patrol with the Typhoon Air Force of the Emir of Qatar during the tournament in the airspace.

The defense cooperation with Qatar has been established long ago. Qatar remains the only partner with which the RAF launches joint squadrons: the 11th Squadron of the Emir of Qatar, the Joint Hawk Training Squadron in RAF Leeming, and the 12th Squadron, the Joint Typhoon Squadron in RAF Coningsby.

The partnership aims to increase RAF crew flight hours, enable the Emirati Air Force to receive world-class RAF accredited training, and see long-term investments in RAF infrastructure and training facilities.

It: Perform an air program includes a number of agreements between the Qatari Armed Forces (QAF). Qatar’s contract with BAE Systems is for a 24 Typhoons, 9 Hawk jet training և special support և training package, as well as a contract with the MBDA for a weapons package. The total value of these contracts exceeds 6 billion pounds և supports և saves thousands of jobs in the UK.

The Emirati Air Force oversees the air security of the World Cup, carrying out most of its operations. The UK contribution will increase the expertise capabilities acquired in part from the UK’s 2012 Olympic experience. It is a demonstration of our strong defense relationship, further enhancing the United Kingdom և Qatar’s capacity to address our common security challenges, promoting regional stability, and promoting mutual prosperity and security.

Britain announces support for RAF և Royal Fleet for Qatar 2022 World Cup

SourceBritain announces support for RAF և Royal Fleet for Qatar 2022 World Cup

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