Dassault Delivers First Rafale to Qatar The Qatar Emiri Air Force took delivery of its first Rafale fighter during a ceremony Feb. 6 at Dassault Aviation’s factory in Bordeaux Merignac. The handover is the first in a series of 36, the number of Rafales Qatar has purchased, with options for 36 more. In mid-January, about 10 aircraft destined for Qatar could be seen on the final assembly line in Merignac. Qatari Rafales are equipped with Lockheed Martin’s Sniper targeting pod and ...

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