Qatar is interested in purchasing the same Russian missile defence system recently sold to Iran and Turkey, Qatar’s defence minister revealed on Wednesday.
Speaking at a major arms fair in Moscow, Qatari Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah confirmed he was looking to shift providers from Washington towards the Kremlin.
“As far as our mutual cooperation is concerned, this is not just the purchase of air defence systems but also technologies.
“We would like to develop this industry and bring this technology to Qatar,” al-Attiyah said.
Russia’s Ministry of Defence, Sergei Shoigu, confirmed there would be a special demonstration of the S-400 technology to the Qatari delegation at the Army 2017 International Military Technical Forum.
The Qatari defence minister confirmed the interest in buying S-400 missiles from Russia, the same missiles recently sold to its allies, Iran and Turkey.