France says Qatar to buy 22 military helicopters
Published on Mar 28, 2014 1:59 AM
PARIS (AFP) - Qatar will buy 22 NH90 military helicopters from a unit of European aerospace group Airbus worth nearly two billion euros ($3.5 billion), the French defence ministry said Thursday.
It said 12 of these would be transport helicopters and the other 10 would be the frigate version. Qatar will also acquire two Airbus-made refuelling tankers.
The decision was conveyed to French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian by Qatari officials.
Last week, Le Drian had taken his Qatari counterpart General Khaled Al Attiyah to Brest in northwestern France to show him the NH90 chopper.
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