The Gulf state of Qatar has announced defense contracts for aircraft, helicopters, missile systems and surveillance equipment worth $23 billion. Qatari officials made the surprise announcement on the final day of the Dimdex defense exhibition in Doha on March 27. They revealed the purchase of two Airbus A330 multi-role tanker transport aircraft, three Boeing 737 airborne-early warning and control aircraft (AEW&C), 24 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters, and 22 NH90 utility helicopters, ...

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