Qatar Emiri Air Force

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Al-Quwwat Al-Jawiyah Al-Amiriyah Al-Qatariyah

Al Udaid
Al-Shamal
Doha
Leeming
Tamim

The Qatar Emiri Air Force ordered 24 EF2000 Typhoon fighters. The EF2000s are operating in 7 and 12 Squadron from Flying Wing 1 "Al Thariyat" at Tamim Airbase.

Qatar MoD

No more than 24 AH-64E Apache helicopter has been delivered to form 41 Squadron under Flying Wing 2 at Doha airbase.

Lars Kitschke

Al Udaid (OTBH) Al-Udeid AB

RWY 16/34     POS 25°07'02"N 051°18'54"E     ELEV 130ft

Group Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge / Tail
Al Zaeem Mohamed Bin Abdullah Al Attiyah Air College
Flying Wing Al Zaeem Air Academy

6th Squadron H125
AW169 (?)



31st Squadron MFI-395 Super Mushshak
PC-21



?? Squadron PC-24 (2 for pilot training, VIP transportation)



IFTS (International Flight Training School) M346 (6 on order)
Airlift Group
Flying Wing 8

10th Transport Squadron C-17A



12th Transport Squadron C-130J-30

Flying Wing 4

41st Squadron AH-64E (QRA)
Helicopter Group
Flying Wing 3

20th Squadron AW139



21st Squadron AW139



22nd Squadron AW139
Fighter Combat Group
Flying Wing 5
Ababil ('Flock of Birds')
51st Squadron F-15QA



52nd Squadron F-15QA



53rd Squadron F-15QA

The Qatar Emiri Air Force took delivery of 36 F-15QA Ababil fighters to equip three squadrons. No. 51 Squadron was the first established unit, part of Flying Wing 5 at Al Udaid airbase.

Boeing

The Qatar Emiri Air Force operates 39 AW139s in 3 squadrons (20, 21 and 22 Sqn) of Flying Wing 2 from Doha airbase.

Lars Kitschke

Al-Shamal (--)

RWY 18/36     POS 25°45'50"N 051°17'30"E     ELEV 110 ft

Group Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge / Tail

Reconnaissance and Surveillance Center

UAV squadron Bayraktar TB2
The designation of the UAV squadron at Al-Shamal is not clear. It seems to operate under the flag of te Department of Defense "Reconnaissance and Surveillance Center" or RCS.

No. 9 Squadron operates some 20 NH90-TTH helicopters under Flying Wing 2 from Doha airbase for troop and transport missions.

Lars Kitschke

The Qatar Emiri Air Force is going to operate 36 Rafale fighters in two squadrons. The first Rafale unit, 1 Squadron 'Al Adiyat', part of Flying Wing 6 is based at Tamim airbase.

(Konya, June 2021, Marijn van den Burgt)

Doha (OTBD)

RWY 16/34     POS 25°15'40"N 051°33'54"E     ELEV 35 ft

Group Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge / Tail
Helicopter Group
Flying Wing 2

8th Anti Surface Vessel Squadron NH90-NFH



9th Multirole Squadron NH90-TTH
Airlift Group
Flying Wing 4

41st Squadron AH-64E
Helicopter Group
Flying Wing 3

23rd Squadron (Life Flight) AW139
At least one LifeFlight AW139 helicopter is usually present at Hamad General Hospital, Doha.

Qatar received eight Boeing C-17A Globemaster IIIs. Some of them look like civil aircraft, but real military spotters prefer the all grey military looks

(Doha, December 2012, Martin Fox)

A QEAF C-130J-30 Hercules from 12 Squadron during its visit at Amsterdam Schiphol in 2014.

(Amsterdam-Schiphol, January 2014, Danny Reijnen)

Leeming (EGXE) RAF

RWY 16/34     POS 54°17'32"N 001°32'07"W     ELEV 132 ft

Group Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge / Tail



Joint Hawk Training Squadron Hawk Mk167
The Joint Hawk Training Squadron (JHTS) is a joint Royal Air Force (RAF) - Qatari Emirati Air Force (QEAF) training unit, using Hawk Mk167 jets owned by the QEAF
Tamim (--)

RWY 16/34     POS 25°28'06"N 050°59'59"E     ELEV 90 ft

Group Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge / Tail
Fighter Combat Group
Flying Wing 6
Al Adiyat ('The War Horses')
1st Squadron Rafale EQ
Rafale DQ



61st Squadron Rafale EQ
Rafale DQ



62nd Squadron Rafale EQ
Rafale DQ

Flying Wing 1
Al Dhariyat (The Winnowing Winds)
7th Squadron Typhoon
Typhoon T



11th Squadron Hawk Mk167 (Leeming, UK)



12th Squadron Typhoon
Typhoon T
The first Typhoons arrived Qatar on August 27th, 2022.

Elementary pilot training is being carried out by the MFI-395 Super Mushaks of the Al Zaeem Air College at Al Udaid airbase.

Ali Almuhannadi

Advanced training is taking place on the PC-21s from 31 Squadron from the Al Zaeem Mohamed Bin Abdullah Al Attiyah Air College at Al Udaid.

Ali Almuhannadi

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