UPDATED 31 January | Kuwait and Italy are on course to sign the bilateral Eurofighter Typhoon deal on Sunday 31 January, officials in Rome confirmed to Airheadsfly.com on Wednesday. The contract signature should conclude months of talks between the two countries.
Update: no news came to light on Sunday on the contract being signed, although talks are said to continue.
The Kuwaiti interest for 28 Typhoons first came to light last September and concerns 22 singe seat and 6 two seater aircraft. The jets are to be manufactured in FNM Aeronautics facility in Turin. The order could also involve Typhoons originally destined for the Italian Air Force.
Meanwhile, Kuwait is said to be also still interested in buying Boeing F-18 Super Hornets. Talks on that have dragged for quite some time. More on potential fighter jet deals in the Middle East is here.
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Featured image: Head to head with Eurofighter Typhoon. (Image © Elmer van Hest)