Qatar, Italy and underwater warfare armament

When Qatar’s Ministry of State for Defense and Italian defense company Leonardo finalized a $3.7 billion contract in 2018 for the supply of 28 NH90 multirole military helicopters, the Qataris expressed intention to equip them with anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities.

In this regard, Qatar is now said to be looking to cooperate with Italian defense companies for the procurement of ASW and underwater systems, as part of a plan to expand its underwater warfare armament.

Which Italian companies is Qatar interested in cooperating with?

Which systems would this cooperation include?

Tactical Report answers these questions and more in the following 410-word report.

[TR Weekly 28/07 – February 12, 2021]

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