Jan 21, 2014
Eurofighter in lead to sell 28 planes to Kuwait
The European Eurofighter consortium has signed a draft agreement to sell 28 of its fighter planes to Kuwait.
Of the 28 outline sales, which are not yet binding, four are covered by options to purchase.
Alenia Aermacchi, a member of the consortium, had obtained Kuwait's signature on the agreement a few days before Brazil announced that it had chosen to buy Gripen fighter planes made by Swedish company Saab.
Alenia Aermacchi is responsible alongside British aerospace and defence equipment group BAE Systems for promoting the Eurofighter Typhoon which is in competition for the Kuwait contract with the Rafale 3 and the Super Hornet.
Kuwait, which is already equipped with US-built F/A-18C/D Hornet fighter planes, wants to develop its fleet of fighters.