Oct 25, 2013
Saudi Arabia receives more Typhoons
BAE Systems has delivered its latest pair of Eurofighter Typhoons to Saudi Arabia, boosting the nation’s fleet of the type to 32 aircraft.
The single-seat fighters are drawn from a 72-unit Project Salam order.
BAE transferred an initial 24 Tranche 2 Typhoons by 2011, including six two-seat trainers, before entering discussions with Riyadh over the configuration and price of its remaining examples.
While this process has yet to conclude, the company earlier this year resumed deliveries, starting with four trainers. This was followed by the transfer of the first two single-seat examples from the remaining order.