Fear Iran, Qatar Continues Building its Missile Defenses

July 10, 2019

Defense One:

The Middle Eastern nation told the White House it would buy NASAMS and add to its Patriot batteries.

Qatar is continuing to build defenses against Iranian missiles, committing Tuesday to buy two American-made interceptors.

Qatar made a “commitment to acquire” Patriot interceptors and National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems, or NASAMS, the White House said in a statement following a meeting between President Trump and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani. Both are built by Raytheon. The White House released few details about the potential sales.

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