Boeing has been awarded a contract, with a not-to-exceed value of $500 million, to provide F-15QA aircrew and maintenance training to support the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QAEF) .
The firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity single award contract was awarded by the U.S. Air Force Installation Contracting Agency (AFICA)/338th Specialized Contracting Squadron (SCONS) located at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The contract is being carried out through U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.
The work on the contract will be performed at St. Louis, Missouri, and moving to Qatar in 2021 and is expected to be completed August 2026.
This is a sole-source requirement as the Boeing has been country-designated as the sole-source provider for the F-15QA program, including F-15QA specific training, under the QEAF FMS case.
F-15QA (Qatar Advanced) is a variant of the F-15 Advanced Eagle developed by Boeing for the Qatar Air Force. The Advanced Eagle is an upgraded variant of Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle which is in turn a development of the legacy McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle.
On 14 June 2017, it was announced that Qatar had signed a deal to purchase 36 F-15QAs for a cost of US$12 billion for which an Letter of Intent (LoI) was signed between Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs of Qatar, and James Mattis, the then U.S. Secretary of Defence.
In December last year, Boeing , the manufacturer of the aircraft, was awarded a contract, worth around $6 billion, that provides for the foreign military sales (FMS) requirement to procure the new F-15QA fighter jets for the Qatar Emiri Air Force.