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World Defense & Security News - Kuwait & Italy
Kuwait will sign deal for 28 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets on January 31
Italy's major defence group Finmeccanica will finally sign a long-awaited contract to sell 28 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets to Kuwait on January 31, a source close to the matter said on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. In september 2015, Kuwait announced its intention to buy 22 single-seat and six twin-seat Typhoons in a government-to-government agreement.
Kuwait will sign deal for 28 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets on January 31 640 001Kuwait is about to sign deal for 28 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft
(Eurofighter GmbH)
The deal is worth up to $4.338 billion to Finmeccanica, sources close to the matter have told Reuters.Finmeccanica had originally expected to complete the deal in November, but that target was put back at least twice due to problems regarding pilot training and specialised personnel.

The contract will be signed in Kuwait, the source said. The aircraft are expected to be new-build of the fighter, with deliveries starting in 2019.

This new international success will follow an order from the Sultanate of Oman for 12 aircraft in December 2012.

The Typhoon is a twin-engine, canard-delta wing, multirole fighter built by the Eurofighter consortium that includes Finmeccanica SpA, Airbus Group SE, and BAE Systems PLC, is already operational in the Middle East.