Qatar signs $12 billion deal to buy F-15 jets from U.S.

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Qatar signs $12 billion deal to buy F-15 jets from U.S.

Qatar’s Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday the country signed a deal to buy F-15 fighter jets from the United States for $12 billion.

The deal was completed despite the Gulf country being criticized recently by U.S. President Donald Trump for supporting terrorism.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and representatives from Qatar were set to meet Wednesday to seal the agreement, a source familiar with the deal told Reuters. Bloomberg News reported the deal was for 36 jets.

In November, the United States approved possible sale of up to 72 F-15QA aircraft to Qatar for $21.1 billion. Boeing Co is the prime contractor on the fighter jet sale to the Middle East nation.

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The 20th Century Limited Over The Years

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More from Mark Tomlonson on June 15 in NYC History

June 15, 1902 The New York Central & Hudson River Railroad’s “20th Century Limited”, “a train a century ahead of its time” according to contemporary accounts, begins operation. The average speed is 49 mph between New York and Chicago resulting in a 20-hour journey.

June 15, 1938 The “20th Century Limited” is equipped with new streamlined equipment and a new schedule that averages 60 mph.

The 1938 picture again.

Wonder how many times these updates happened?

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Here is about George H. Daniels who started the famous train
https://penneyandkc.wordpress.com/railroader-biographies-george-h-daniels/

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