Friday, 03 December 2021 01:14 GMT

Qatar - Deputy PM and Minister of State for Defense Affairs attends inauguration of 11th joint Hawk Squadron

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Doha: In the attendance of H E the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs Dr. Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah and H E UK Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace, the 11th squadron was inaugurated. It's a squadron for joint training on Hawk aircraft. The ceremony took place at the Leeming Air Force Station, which belongs to the Royal Air Force.

The squadron is an important element in enhancing the joint operational and coordination capabilities between the Qatari Amiri Air Force and the Royal Air Force. It also helps increase cooperation in peacekeeping efforts and military efforts in the future.

The joint squadron, which has the logo of the Qatari Amiri Air Force, will enable Qatari and UK pilots to train together using the latest edition of Hawk T2.

The Hawk aircraft uses a state-of-the-art simulation that works and feels like the latest generation of fighter jets.

The inauguration was attended on the Qatari side by Commander of Qatar Amiri Air Force Major General (Pilot) Jassim bin Mohammed Al Mannai, and a number of ranking officers at the Qatari Armed Forces.

The inauguration was also attended by CEO of BAE Systems Dr. Charles Woodburn.


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