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Boeing has been awarded a $6.1 billion USAF contract as part of Qatar’s F-15 programme. The deal provides for the FMS requirement to procure 36 new F-15QA aircraft for the Qatar Emiri Air Force as is part of a sole-source acquisition. Deliveries will be completed by December 30, 2022. The announcement covers half of Qatar’s order for 72 F- 15QAs and follows a $1.1 billion award last month for F-15QA support services, as well as an $8 billion agreement with the UK for 24 Eurofighter Typhoon jets. The contracts comes as Qatar finds itself under blockade by Saudi Arabia and its neighboring countries, who accuse Doha for supporting and financing terrorism, stemming from its support for the Muslim Brotherhood.