2007 News Story

Saudi Arabia confirms Eurofighter deal with Britain

Saudi Arabia has signed a contract with Great Britain to purchase 72 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft at a cost of 4.43 billion pounds [$8.8 billion], the Ministry of Defense and Aviation announced today. The Kingdom is purchasing the fighters at the same price paid by the Royal Air Force.

The Saudi-British agreement also includes a transfer of technology, investment in the Saudi military industry and aviation training for Saudis, according to the Ministry’s statement.