Kuwait has purchased 28 Typhoon jets it has been announced. Kuwait had started discussions to buy up to 28 Eurofighters in May this year.

The purchase is a government to government agreement between Kuwait and Italy. Italian firm Finmeccanica is believed to be behind the sales effort.

Typhoon is manufactured by a consortium of three companies; Alenia Aermacchi, Airbus Group and BAE Systems, who conduct the majority of affairs dealing with the project through a joint holding company, Eurofighter GmbH, which was formed in 1986.

Eurofighter was one of the six aircraft competing for the Indian MRCA competition for 126 multi-role fighters. In 2011, the Indian Air Force shortlisted the Dassault Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon for the US$10.4 billion contract. In 2012, the IAF announced the Rafale as the preferred bidder in the competition

Britain, Italy, Spain, Germany, Saudi Arabia and Austria already operate the aircraft while Oman has placed orders.

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So the next big order for BAe is the Saudi Arabia Typhoon upgrade with E-scan etc?