December 11 -Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has delivered a fourth heavy lift C-17 Globemaster cargo carrier to the Qatar Emiri Air Force.

Brigadier General Ahmed Al-Malki, head of Qatar's airlift committee, said the arrival of the aircraft "strengthens our ability to support humanitarian, disaster-relief and peace keeping missions".

Earlier this year Qatar's C-17s supported the NATO-led operation in Libya and provided relief for drought victims in Kenya. In early 2010, they delivered humanitarian aid to Haiti and Chile following devastating earthquakes.