Qatar’s plans to purchase up to 24 Typhoon fighters will be a welcome boost for the four-nation Eurofighter consortium. But there are questions about how Doha’s tiny air force will be able to absorb the massive capabilities in which it is investing. Qatar, the richest country in the world as measured by GDP per capita, thanks to its vast natural gas and oil reserves, has already ordered 24 Dassault Rafales from France. Several already are flying, and the country also has signed ...


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