The Qatari Armed Forces today announced deals with US weapons manufactures worth US $7.6 billion, including Apache helicopters, Javelin missiles and PAC 3 Patriot systems.

The deals, announced at the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition (DIMDEX), came in a string of announcements publicized on the last day of the show totaling 87 billion Qatar rials (US$23.9 billion), which included 17 Turkish fast patrol vessels and German tankers.

The agreements signed by the Qatar Armed Forces included more than 20 contractors, according to the show organizers, involving tanks, artillery, missiles and warships from different countries, including France, Germany, China, Turkey and the US. […]