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Gulf crisis: Qatari pilots train to police skies

A recent dispute with its Emirati neighbours over airspace has highlighted the extent to which the blockade of Qatar has encouraged the peninsular nation to beef up its military spending and training.

by Osama Bin Javaid

Qatari military pilots say they're ready to fly without the support of their Gulf neighbours.

The United Arab Emirates military was recently told not to escalate airspace tensions with Qatar and fly on alternative routes.

But the Gulf crisis has encouraged Qatar to look for other partners, both for support and for military technology.

 

Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports from the Al Zaeem Air College.


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