Kuwait will become the first country to own Eurofighter jets equipped with E-Scan (Captor-E CAESAR) Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar when it receives the jet next year.
Twenty-Eight Eurofighter jets were purchased by Kuwait in 2016 for $8.6 billion (KD 2.6 billion).
The Captor-E next-generation multi-mode Doppler radar was developed by Euroradar consortium comprising Leonardo (Great Britain, Italy), Indra (Spain) and sensor solutions provider Hensoldt (Germany) for reportedly €1 billion.
Although the radar first flew on the Eurofighter in 2007, so far, neither of these countries retrofitted their planes with the Captor-E. The consortium is offering the radars to Germany, Qatar and Switzerland.
The United States has given a green signal to Kuwait's request of acquiring Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lifting Extraction System (HERCULES) recovery vehicles, and related support valued at $281 million. The M88A2 HERCULES is a full tracked armored vehicle used to perform battlefield rescue and recovery missions
Honeywell has won a $21.3 million contract to supply engine components for Kuwaiti and Saudi Arabian tank engines used in M1 Abrams series of tanks
The US Navy has awarded Physical Optics Corp a $27.2 million modification contract to support F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft belonging to the Navy and the government of Kuwait
General Dynamics has won a $20.8 million modification contract for procurement of 66 M61A2 20 MM Gun Systems in support of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets belonging to the US Navy and Kuwait
The first Eurofighter jet equipped with Captor E-Scan Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar made its first flight at the Flight Test Centre of Leonardo Aircraft Division in Turin-Caselle, on Monday. "On the 23rd December 2019 at the Flight Test Centre of Leonardo Aircraft Division in Turin-Caselle, the first Instrumented Series Production Aircraft (ISPA 6) equipped with the Kuwait Air Force configuration has successfully completed its first flight," Eurofighter announced
Germany appears poised to place an order for 38 Eurofighter jets under tranche 4, and 110
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