Qatar and Kuwait Eurofighter Typhoon Fighter Aircraft Sales—More Details Revealed
The Kuwaiti jets are being assembled on Leonardo's production line in Italy, and will be the first built with the Captor E-scan (AESA) radar.
by Chris Pocock - January 4, 2018, 2:50 PM
Following the confirmation last month by BAE Systems that Qatar had signed an order for 24 Eurofighter Typhoons, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) revealed details of a training package. Meanwhile, Eurofighter reported that final production of the 28 aircraft ordered by Kuwait in 2016 is underway, and that they would be "the most advanced variant of the fighter jet ever made."
The Qatar contract extends the final production line at BAE's Warton facility, which was running down, into the 2020s. BAE said that the contract is worth approximately £5 billion ($6.8 billion) and is still "subject to financing conditions," with the first payment expected in mid-2018. But the MoD gave a value of "around £6 billion" for what it described as "the biggest export deal for the Typhoon project in a decade."