Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani attended the reception ceremony of officers, noncommissioned officers and members of the Rafale fighters squadron of the Qatari Amiri Air Force, coming from the French Republic aboard the first regiment of the Qatari Rafale fighter squadron (Al Adiyat).
The first regiment Qatari Rafale fighter squadron was being received by the State of Qatar yesterday in implementation of the deal concluded in May 2015 with French company Dassault Aviation SA.
H H the Amir witnessed a live air show of the Rafale aircraft carried out by the Qatar Amiri Air Force pilots upon arrival at Dukhan Air Base yesterday afternoon. His Highness also toured the base, welcoming the arriving pilots, and inspecting the squadron of Al Adiyat.
H H the Amir was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs H E Dr. Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah, Chief of Staff of Qatari Armed Forces Lieutenant General (Pilot) H E Ghanem bin Shaheen Al Ghanim, Commander of Qatari Amiri Air Force Major General (Pilot) Salem Hamad Al Nabet, Commander of the Dukhan Air Base and the officer of the Rafale aircraft project Brigadier General Salim Abdullah Al Dosari.
His Highness was briefed on the base and the most prominent operations and the combat and offensive capabilities of Al Adiyat squadron.
During the ceremony, Commander of Qatari Amiri Air Force Major General (Pilot) Salem Hamad Al Nabet, and Commander of the Dukhan Air Base and the officer of the Rafale aircraft project Brigadier General Salim Abdullah Al Dosari delivered a speech on the occasion.
Source: Qatar News Agency