Following a government-to-government accord signed between Kuwait and Italy in September 2015, the Ministry of Defence of the gulf-rich country has awarded the Italian company Finmeccanica a contract on 5 April to supply the Kuwait Air Force with 28 Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug Typhoon fighter jets, comprising 22 single-seat and six twin-seat aircraft.

Kuwait has ordered its aircraft equipped with radar system featuring active electronically scanned array technology, which is being developed by EuroRADAR consortium.

The contract also involves logistics, operational support and training.

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