The Qatari Emiri Air Force conducted an in-air refueling exercise with the US Air Force, which is the first aerial refueling operation carried out between the two countries.
The Qatar Air Force Rafale aircraft were refueled by the US Air Force Strato Tanker aircraft.
Qatari Emiri Air Force conducts an aerial refueling exercise with the US Air Force pic.twitter.com/Djk3X5XY0z
Ministry of Defense – State of Qatar (@MOD_Qatar) December 30, 2020
This joint operation reflects the practical side of the strategic partnership between Doha and Washington, according to the Qatari Ministry of Defense.
Qatar and the United States signed a military agreement in early December, within the framework of an executive arrangement between the defense ministries of the two countries, related to maritime activities.
Source : Al-Jazeera + Qatar News Agency (QNA)