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Kuwait investigates corruption case in the purchase of Typhoon fighter jets

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Kuwait investigates corruption case in the purchase of Typhoon fighter jets

The Kuwaiti authorities have launched an investigation into corruption schemes that allegedly accompanied the purchase of Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets for the country's air force.


As noted in the publication Defense News, the prosecutor's office is checking against a major general and a colonel of the armed forces of Kuwait, who are suspected of misappropriation of funds from the treasury. In total, 28 new-built cars were purchased from Italy for about $8,7 billion; the first of them were officially handed over to the Air Force in December last year.

The high cost of the agreement was surprising, since similar purchases of fighters were made in the Middle East at lower prices.

- indicated in the publication.

So, Saudi Arabia laid out $2006 billion for 6 new Typhoon machines in 72, and $2018 billion for 5 units in 48 (both deliveries were made by Britain). Against this background, Kuwait's anti-corruption authorities claim that they have caused "serious damage" to the country's budget by overestimating the cost of fighter jets.

Two years ago, a scandal broke out in Kuwait over the embezzlement of $ 800 million from the army funding fund. Former heads of government and military departments are still in custody pending a court decision.
Prior to deliveries of the Typhoon fighter aviation Kuwait was represented by two squadrons of F-18С/В Hornets, which numbered 39 vehicles.

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  1. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 26 January 2022 08: 45
    +1
    It can't be.... who would have thought?
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 26 January 2022 08: 56
      +3
      Quote: Zaurbek
      It can't be.... who would have thought?

      A common occurrence, but where do they not steal?
    2. alex neym_2
      alex neym_2 26 January 2022 09: 05
      0
      It seems from Pushkin: "All countries are submissive to corruption"?
      The honesty of any official is a relative concept, which is measured by the number of greens.
      1. alex neym_2
        alex neym_2 26 January 2022 09: 29
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        Home youth corrected me:
        Love for MONEY all ages are submissive.
  2. just exp
    just exp 26 January 2022 08: 46
    +3
    and the very honest UWB and the EU do not want to find out from which accounts and banks the money was sent to these bureaucrats who inflated the prices of fighter jets by 3-4 times? Will Interpol and the rest give data to the Arabs from the banking sector in Europe?
    or do they fight corruption only when Russia is accused of it?
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 26 January 2022 08: 58
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      Quote: just explo
      and the very honest UWB and the EU do not want to find out from which accounts and banks the money was sent to these bureaucrats who inflated the prices of fighter jets by 3-4 times?

      Well, in spyshy" and "Evsy" - this is called "Western democracy", they do not steal there, but simply rob.