Kuwait takes delivery of first Eurofighters

Kuwait has received two Eurofighters jets of 28 ordered by the Gulf country, Defense News reports, citing Italy’s aerospace company Leonardo.
The two aircraft flew from Italy, where they were assembled, with refueling escort provided by two Italian air force KC-767 tankers while two Italian Eurofighters also provided escort, the online media notes.
Italy has managed the sale of Eurofighters to Kuwait and test-flown the new electronically scanned radars mounted on the aircraft.
“The Eurofighter Typhoons we have developed and produced for the Kuwait Air Force are the most advanced in the whole history of the European program,” said Leonardo CEO Alessandro Profumo.
The jets are fitted with new electronically scanned radars known as Eurofighter Common Radar System Mk 0.
Also known as Eurofighter Typhoon, Eurofighters has received orders from Saudi Arabia for 72, Oman 12, and Qatar 24.

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