Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft meant for the Kuwaiti Air Force (KAF) will be the most advanced produced so far and the first among the fighter jet’s 8 customers to receive the E-Scan AESA radar.
Deliveries of Kuwait’s Eurofighter Typhoons will start in 2020 and conclude in 2023, will consist of a package of capabilities on top of the previous enhancement programmes that will include the Leonardo-led E-Scan radar and a number of weapon system upgrades, a Leonardo statement said today.
“Together, these will put the Kuwait Air Force at the forward-edge of fighter technology when the aircraft enter into service.” Leonardo is responsible for more than 60% of the electronics of the Kuwaiti Typhoons, the statement added.
Recently, some Kuwait’s pilots have earned their wings at the Italian Air Force International Training Academy, where the Italian Air Force operates the M-346 Integrated Training System (ITS) made by Leonardo.
The Italian Air Force’s jet pilot training school will combine Leonardo’s M-346 lead-in-fighter trainer with the soon to-be-introduced Leonardo M-345 basic/advanced trainer.
The British and Qatari governments have signed a £6 billion ($8 billion) agreement to supply Qatar with 24 Typhoon aircraft. The British Defense Secretary, Gavin Williamson and his Qatari counterpart, Khalid bin Mohammed al Attiyah, oversaw the signing of the contract, building on the statement of intent signed in September this year, UK ministry of defense said in a statement Sunday
Qatar and France today signed $12 billion in deals including the purchase of 12 Dassault Rafale jets with an option to buy 36 more fighter planes. The deals were signed between Qatar's Emir and French President Emmanuel Macron during the French president's visit to Doha on Thursday
Aviation Training Consulting is being awarded a $43 million contract for KC-130J aircrew and maintenance training products and support services and L-100 transition training for the government of Kuwait. Services to be provided include assisting and advising the Kuwait Air Force (KAF) on matters related to the operational employment of the KC-130J and L-100 aircraft capable of effectively employing the full range of its operations, missions and capabilities consistent with the Marine Corps and KAF approach to training and operations, the US department of defense said in a statement Thursday
Lockheed Martin has won a contract from the US Air Force to provide Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) to the Kuwait Air Force for its F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft. The contract includes 14 Sniper ATPs, spares, support equipment and integration
The Kuwait Ministry of Defence and Finmeccanica have signed a contract for the supply of 28 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft, to be built in Italy. The intergovernmental contract was signed in presence of Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti and his Kuwaiti counterpart, Shaikh Gen
Kuwait will have to pay KD 2.6 billion (US $8
The UK Government has signed a Memorandum of Intent with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to aim to finalise discussions for the purchase of 48 Eurofighter Typhoon Aircraft worth an estimated US$16 billion. The Memorandum was signed during the high profile visit of Saudi Crown Prince Salman to London earlier this week
The Eurofighter consortium's order book for Typhoon fighter jets has grown to 623 aircraft following the signing of contract with Qatar to supply 24 fighters signed in December. Besides, December brought confirmation that Typhoon jet's production had started for the State of Kuwait while the Sultanate of Oman took its first deliveries of Eurofighter Typhoon at Adam Air Base, Oman
Eurofighter has started work on first Typhoon aircraft meant for Kuwait Air Force. Following the 2016 signature of the contract to supply 28 Eurofighter Typhoon to the State of Kuwait, Leonardo company and the other Eurofighter partner companies have started the production with several new additions to weapon system, the company said in a statement Wednesday
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