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ARES on Track to Deliver Qatar Patrol Boats

Turkish shipbuilder ARES Shipyard is on track to supply the Qatari Coasts and Borders Security Department with 17 craft from the company’s Hercules range of multirole patrol vessels. The Qatari Ministry of Interior contracted ARES in April 2014 to supply five ARES 75, 10 ARES 110, and two ARES 150 craft, along with training services […]

$23.9B in Deals Announced on Last Day of Dimdex

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 […]

Qatar’s Arms Bonanza

Growing concerns over Iran’s nuclear program and other potential military threats from Tehran have made the Middle East one of the most active arms markets in world. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the Middle East was the second largest market for major arms imports in 2013. A week ago, the small Gulf nation […]