Qatar: F-16, Rafale or Eurofighter?

Sheikh Hamad of Qatar is said to be morally engaged with French President Nicolas Sarkozy to buy the Rafale while he is strategically engaged with the Americans to buy the F-16 aircraft. The following 400-word report focuses on the Qatari aircraft procurement programme and sheds light on the political interventions in this programme. It also tells who is putting the Eurofighter forward and in which place it comes with regard to the F-16 and Rafale.

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