His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani paid a visit to Al Udeid Air Base yesterday. During the visit, the Emir inspected the Qatari Emiri Air Force and the Combined Air Operations Center for the US Central Command.
He was briefed on the strategy of the Emiri Air Force, especially about the joint Air Defence Forces and command units, by Commander of the Emiri Air Force Major General (Pilot) Mubarak Mohamed al-Kumait al-Khayarin.
Following this, His Highness the Emir inspected a number of combat aircraft, helicopters and transport aircraft, in addition to some military vehicles and air force pieces. The Emir was also briefed on the air operations plan and the tasks and duties of the Qatari Emiri Air Force.
His Highness the Emir met at the Combined Air Operations Center for the US Central Command 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 co-operation, and the mutual co-operation between the two countries in combating terrorism.
The Emir was accompanied during the visit by HE the Minister of State for Defence Affairs Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah.
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