After recent success in Kuwait, and earlier in Bulgaria, Oman and Saudi Arabia, Eurofighter is eyeing Bahrain as a possible new customer for its Typhoon aircraft.
Bahrain is looking to replace its ageing F-5 aircraft with a modern fighter and Eurofighter Typhoon with the latest version of Lockheed Martin’s F-16 could be likely contenders. Bahrain operates a fleet of F-16C aircraft, so a Lockheed Martin buy could be a good fit with its training and flight operations.
A full scale replica of Eurofighter Typhoon was exhibited alongside the Spitfire outside the exhibition hall, whilst models of Typhoon, Hawk and BAE 146 were on display during this year’s Bahrain international exhibition.
Finmeccanica group will showcase products from Airborne & Space Systems”, “Land & Naval Defence Electronics” and “Security & Information Systems” divisions as ‘One Company at Bahrain Airshow from Jan 21 till 23. Finmeccanica has become one organisation operating in aerospace, defence and security, with new governance and operating model, organised into sectors and divisions and replacing the previous model of a holding company of separately controlled businesses, the company said in a statement Thursday
RosoboronExport will analyze Russian aircrafts capabilities for use in counter-terrorist operations in presentation at the Bahrain International Airshow 2016 starting January 21-23, at Sakhir Air Base. The company will hold an open presentation, “Russian Military Aircraft Fighting Against Terrorism,” apart from discussing prospects for deliveries of Russian aviation equipment, it said in a statement at the opening day of the Bahrain airshow
A Bahraini F-16 fighter aircraft has crashed in Saudi Arabia-Yemeni border due to a technical error. The aircraft was taking part in the Saudi-led coalition battling rebel forces in Yemen, AFP reported Wednesday
The US State Department has backed the sale of 19 Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters to Bahrain for US$2.7 billion quashing improved human rights pre-conditions put by the previous Obama administration
Malaysias defence minister Hishamuddin Hussain has squashed reports that the Dassault Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon had been shortlisted for the Malaysian air forces multi-role combat aircraft (MRCA) requirement. Asked if the ministry would settle for Eurofighter Typhoon by BAE Systems or the Rafale by Dassault Aviation, he said the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and the Saab Gripen “are still in the running”
Four Eurofighter Typhoon jets have arrived in Seoul Tuesday morning to take part in the first-ever trilateral combined air exercise with South Korea and the US. This aerial drill marks South Korea's first domestic air combat maneuver with a foreign country other than its main ally, the United States
Germany and Spain are likely to suspend assembly of Eurofighter jets temporarily or permanently due to lack of contracts and complexity of the production process. The final assembly of the jets is likely to be suspended in Germany at least until 2018
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