Saudi Arabia buys 72 Eurofighters

August 20th, 2006  

Topic: Saudi Arabia buys 72 Eurofighters

"Saudi Arabia has confirmed it is to buy 72 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft from the UK, in a deal that could be worth more than 6bn.

The contract, brokered between the Saudi government and the Ministry of Defence, will safeguard thousands of jobs at UK defence firm BAE Systems.

Saudi Arabia is buying the Eurofighters to replace its range of Tornado jets which were also made by BAE."

I have to say, I'm not a big fan of gearing up non-democracies (even rich, friendly ones) with top tier Western weapon systems.
August 20th, 2006  
Team Infidel
I don't think you can prevent that from happening. They will get them, one way or another.
August 21st, 2006  
I wouldnt be surpirswed if they where toned down version and not the cadiliac ones EU has....

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