11 Sep 2017 – 17:17
Doha, Qatar: The Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Monday paid a visit to Al Udeid Air Base.
During the visit, the Emir inspected the Qatari Emiri Air Force and the Combined Air Operations Center for the US Central Command.
The Emir was briefed on the strategy of the Emiri Air Force, especially about the joint Air Defense Forces and command units, by Commander of the Emiri Air Force Major General (Pilot) Mubarak Mohammed Al Kumait Al Khayarin.
After that, the Emir inspected a number of combat aircraft, helicopters and transport aircraft, in addition to some military vehicles and air military pieces.
The Emir was also briefed on the air operations plan and the tasks and duties of the Qatari Emiri Air Force.
In the Combined Air Operations Center for the US Central Command, the Emir met with Commander of the US Air Forces Central Command Lt Gen Jeffrey Harrigian and a number of senior US officers where they reviewed the joint Qatari-US military defense cooperation, and the mutual cooperation between the two countries in combating terrorism.
The Emir was accompanied during the visit by HE Minister of State for Defense Affairs Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah.