Kuwait to sign Eurofighter jet deal with Italy: minister

Kuwait's defence minister Sheikh Khaled Jarrah Al-Sabah did not specify the number of planes involved in the deal but the Eurofighter consortium said in September that Kuwait had agreed to buy 28 fighter jetsKuwait and Italy will finalise a multibillion-euro deal next week for the Gulf state to purchase Eurofighter jets, Kuwait’s defence minister has said. Sheikh Khaled Jarrah Al-Sabah did not specify the number of planes involved in the deal but the Eurofighter consortium said in September that Kuwait had agreed to buy 28 fighter jets. “Italian Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti will visit Kuwait next week to sign the Eurofighter warplanes deal,” Al-Sabah was quoted as saying Thursday evening by the official KUNA news agency.

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