Kuwait Signs Eurofighter Deal 6 April, 2016

Kuwait’s delayed deal to buy 28 Eurofighter jets is signed. Kuwait has ordered its aircraft equipped with an electronically scanned radar, which is being developed for the aircraft but has yet to be adopted by Eurofighters operated by the four launch partners on the program — Italy, the UK, Germany and Spain. The radar is being developed by the European EuroRADAR consortium. In a statement, the Eurofighter consortium said the deal covered 22 single-seat and six twin-seat aircraft, all third tranche standard. The deal, which has been held up by contractual negotiations, is based on a government-to-government accord signed between Kuwait and Italy in September. The Cabinet approved the purchase of the 28 Eurofighters from Italy for  US $9.062 billion.

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