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Qatar buys 24 Eurofighter Typhoon jets in £6 billion deal

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A £6 billion deal to sell Eurofighter Typhoons to Qatar will help safeguard thousands of UK jobs.

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BAE Systems employs about 5,000 people in the UK to build the fighter jets, mainly at Warton in Lancashire.

Qatar's purchase of 24 jets includes a support and training package from BAE, with deliveries due to start in 2022.

The deal was announced in Doha by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and his Qatari counterpart, Khalid bin Mohammed al Attiyah.

Mr Williamson said it was a "massive vote of confidence, supporting thousands of British jobs and injecting billions into our economy".

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