Substantial Number of Aircraft Being Sold to Persian Gulf Countries
Britain’s BAE Systems today signed a contract worth around $4.1 billion to supply 20 fighter jets to Oman. The contract provided for the delivery of 12 Typhoon and eight Hawk aircraft to Oman starting in 2017. (AFP, 21 December)
BAE is also expected soon to finalize the pricing issues with Saudi Arabia to deliver 72 Typhoons to the Kingdom. Saudis have also signaled their readiness to place another substantial order for Typhoons on top of the 72 jet order.
BAE officials have also said the United Arab Emirates has shown interest in placing an order for up to 60 Typhoons.
Photo credit: British-made Typhoon fighter (winncad.blogspot.com)