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.