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Qatar Emiri Air Force

  • Modernization - Fighters
  • Modernization - Transports
  • Modernization - Helicopters
  • Modernization - Missile Defense

  • Aircraft Source Inventory
    1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2013 2015 2020 2025 2030
    Personnel (In Thousands) 0.6 0.8 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
    Active 0.6 0.8 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
    Reserve -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    Attack 6 6 6 6 6 6 18? 18? 18? 18?
    Hawk 200 / 203 UK - - - - - - 18? 18? 18? 18?
    Alpha Jet FRA 6 6 6 6 6 6 -- -- -- --
    Fighter 11 5 9 9 9 9 9 33? 36? 40?
    5th Generation .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ? ? ?
    TBD1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ? ? ?
    4th Generation .. .. - - - - - 84 96 96
    F-15QA1 - - - - - - - 36 36 36
    Typhoon - - - - - - - 24 24 24
    Rafale1 - - - - - - - 24 36 36
    3rd Generation 11 5 9 9 9 9 9 - - -
    Mirage 2000-5EDA FR - - 9 9 9 9 9 - - -
    Mirage F1EDA FR 11 5 - - - - - - - -
    AEW - - - - - - - - ? ?
    737 Wedgetail USA - - - - - - - 3 3 3
    Transport 3 5 6 6 18? 21 22 22 20 20
    Heavy.. .. .. .. 2 4 4 4 4 4
    C-17 Globemaster III US -- -- -- -- 2 4 4 4 4 4
    Medium.. .. .. .. .. 4 4 4 4 4
    C-130J-30 Hercules US -- -- -- -- -- 4 4 4 4 4
    Passenger (Emiri Flight)* 3 5 6 6 16? 13 14 14 12 12
    B747-800 US -- - - - - - 1 1 1 1
    B747SP US - - - -- 1? -- -- -- -- --
    A340 Amiri 1 / 4 EU -- 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2
    A330 (Amiri 2 & 7) EU - - - -- 2? -- -- -- -- --
    A320 Amiri 3 EU -- -- -- -- 2 2 2 2 2 2
    A319 Amiri 6 EU - - - -- 1 1 2 2 2 2
    A310 Amiri 8 EU - - - -- 1 1 1 1 1 1
    B707 US 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 -- --
    B727 US 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 -- --
    Global Express Amiri 5) CAN - - - - 1 1 1 1 1 1
    Falcon 900 FRA -- 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
    Hawker 800 UK - - - -- 1 1 1 1 1 1
    TRAINING 15 15 17 17 17 17 27 27 24 24
    Jet - Advanced 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 .. ..
    Mirage 2000-5DDA FRA -- -- 3 3 3 3 3 3 -- --
    Mirage F1DDA FRA 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    Piston 14 14 14 14 14 14 24 24 24 24
    PC-21 SWI -- -- -- -- -- -- 24 24 24 24
    PA-34 Seneca US 4 4 4 4 4 4 - - - -
    PA-28 Archer US 10 10 10 10 10 10 - - - -

    Helicopter

    GTOW 26 26 25 25 34 43 101? 101? 78? 78?
    Attack 12 12 11 11 11 11 35? 35? 24? 24?
    AH-64D Longbow US -- -- -- -- -- -- 24? 24? 24? 24?
    SA-342L Gazelle FRA 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 -- --
    Transport - Intermediate 10-ton 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 .. ..
    Commando Mk 3 UK 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 -- --
    Commando Mk 2A / C UK 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 -- --
    Transport - Medium 5-ton .. .. .. .. 9 18 52? 52? 52? 52?
    MH-60S Seahawk US -- -- -- -- -- -- 12? 12? 12? 12?
    MH-60R Seahawk US -- -- -- -- -- -- 10? 10? 10? 10?
    UH-60M Blackhawk US -- -- -- -- -- -- 12? 12? 12? 12?
    AW139 ITA -- -- -- -- 9 18 18 18 18 18
    Light / Utility 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
    SA-341G Gazelle FRA 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

    Air Defense

    .. 43 87 75 75 75 75 75 75 45 45
    Roland 2 DE/FR 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
    Rapier UK 12 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    FIM-92 Stinger PAK? 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
    Mistral FRA -- 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24
    Blowpipe UK 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 -- --
    SA-7 PAK? -- 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- --

    Missile Defense

    .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 11 13 13 13
    THAAD US - - - - - - - 2 2 2
    MIM-104 / PAC-3 Patriot US - - - - - - 11 11 11 11

    Notes

      * - Considerable discrepancies exist among sources for the composition of this flight.

      1 - Qatar began to explore replacements for its Mirage 2000 fleet in 2010. The likely replacement would either be a 4th or 5th generation aircraft, but only one aircraft would be selected. It was reported that Qatar could require from 24 to 40 aircraft in total and these totals are for a single aircraft, not acquisition of equal numbers of both.




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