Qatar is a small Arab state in the Persian Gulf that has one of the highest GDP per capita due to its oil export sales. Qatar is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League. Due to an increase in the concern of national security in the region, Qatar has
In late 2012, Qatar secured the purchase of both the PATRIOT missile systems and the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), at approximately $9.9b and $6.5b.
Also as a member of the GCC, Qatar is involved in discussions with Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait to form a regional ballistic missile defense shield.
Qatar has a Patriot PAC-3 missile system and the THAAD system.