Qatar's Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah (R) presents a gift sword to his British counterpart Gavin Williamson in the capital Doha on December 10, 2017, as Qatar signed an $8-billion (6.8-billion-euro) to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from Britain.
Qatar signed an $8 billion (6.8 billion euros) deal with Britain on December 10 to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from Britain, which comes during the worst political crisis in the region for years.
Williamson said it was the biggest order for Typhoons in a decade, and it follows a billion-dollar deal signed by Qatar on December 7 to buy 12 French Dassault Aviation warplanes.
The deal also includes an intention for Qatar to buy further military equipment from Britain, namely the purchase of Hawk aircraft. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP via Getty Images)