The U.S. State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar for support of its F-15QA multi-role fighter aircraft program for an estimated cost of $1.1 billion.
The Government of Qatar has requested support of its F-15QA multi-role fighter aircraft program to include design and construction services, new parking/loading ramps, hot cargo pads, taxiways, hangars, back shops, alert facilities, weapons storage areas, hardened shelters, squadron operations facilities, maintenance facilities, training facilities, information technology support and cyber facilities, force protection support facilities, squadron operations facilities, other F-15QA related support structures, construction/facilities/design services, cybersecurity services, mission critical computer resources, support services, force protection services, and other related elements of logistics and program support.
The prime contractor for construction, cybersecurity, and force protection infrastructure will be determined through competition.
The F-15QA (Qatar Advanced) is a variant of Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle developed for the Qatar Air Force.
It was announced in November 2016 that the US State Department had approved the sale of up to 72 F-15QA aircraft to Qatar in a $21.1 billion deal that includes weapons, support, equipment, and training.
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.
Defense Security Cooperation Agency DSCA