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Media: Kuwait purchased Eurofighter Typhoon 28 fighters

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On Tuesday, Kuwait signed a contract with Finmeccanica for the acquisition of Eurofighter Typhoon’s 28 aircraft, RIA News post defense news.


Media: Kuwait purchased Eurofighter Typhoon 28 fighters


"The consortium Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug said that a deal was concluded for the purchase of 22 single and six double fighters," - said in a statement.

It is noted that this contract is "based on an intergovernmental agreement signed by Italy and Kuwait in September last year."

According to Western media, this deal is the largest in stories holding.

Finmeccanica itself does not name the cost of the contract. However, according to Defense News, "Kuwait’s cabinet approved the acquisition of 28 fighter aircraft in the amount of € 7,957 billion (9,062 billion US dollars)."
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  1. DMB_95
    DMB_95 April 6 2016 09: 56
    +6
    NATO "liberated" Kuwait from Iraq in 1991, and NATO dictates which aircraft to buy.
    1. tiredwithall
      tiredwithall April 6 2016 10: 00
      +10
      Interestingly, did they check the length of their country? Do they have enough territory to build the runway and parking for so many planes?
      1. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets April 6 2016 10: 34
        +3
        Quote: tiredwithall
        Do they have enough territory to build the runway and parking for so many planes?

        As our shipbuilding practice in Europe shows, "concluding a contract" and "purchasing" are not the same thing. smile
        1. tiredwithall
          tiredwithall April 6 2016 10: 51
          +2
          You can work at the warehouse, but you can buy at the warehouse. The Saudis do so often.
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  2. Muvka
    Muvka April 6 2016 10: 00
    +7
    If you believe the sum, 1 plane costs more than $ 300 million? The horrors. Where to our Su-35 for less than 100.
    1. Lt. Air Force stock
      Lt. Air Force stock April 6 2016 10: 21
      +4
      Quote: Muvka
      If you believe the sum, 1 plane costs more than $ 300 million? The horrors. Where to our Su-35 for less than 100.

      Maybe they include not only the plane, but a set of weapons, ground support equipment, spare parts and assemblies, flight simulator for pilots, etc. etc.
      1. Muvka
        Muvka April 6 2016 10: 45
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        Quote: Lt. air force reserve
        Kuwait Purchases 28 Eurofighter Typhoon Fighters

        Kuwait purchased 28 Eurofighter Typhoon fighters. All. Nothing is said about infrastructure.
      2. DIMA45R
        DIMA45R April 6 2016 12: 05
        0
        Is Kuwait an independent state? A limited list of where to buy.
    2. Sharapov
      Sharapov April 6 2016 10: 24
      0
      Also drew attention, to be precise - 320 lemons of greens ....
    3. donavi49
      donavi49 April 6 2016 13: 14
      +2
      So the plane is not naked.

      The contract for 100% includes:
      fitness equipment
      onsite service kits
      weapons that one can pull on the cost of aircraft, maybe they The Brimstons charge 175 for euro and Scalps for 850 for euro.
  3. tomket
    tomket April 6 2016 10: 24
    +1
    And the money in Italy will go, or Germany? Or Britain?
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  6. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn April 6 2016 10: 50
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    Quote: tiredwithall
    Do they have enough territory to build the runway and parking for so many planes?

    They will build across, then that's enough. Lol
  7. tezey
    tezey April 6 2016 11: 13
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    Of course, the policy in the field of arms trade plays a big role, but for our military-industrial complex, the lack of offers of a modern light-class aircraft remains a significant problem, it simply isn’t even in development that could compete with Grippen on the world market. The middle class fighter MiG-35 is still passing tests and its adoption by the Russian VKS is not clear, therefore, countries that do not need heavy vehicles choose what is ready-made. We need to work more carefully on the world market. Successes are quickly disappearing. This we saw in India, Brazil, Egypt , where our cars were preferred by the French and Swedish. It is necessary to draw conclusions.
    1. Muvka
      Muvka April 6 2016 11: 30
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      Quote: Theseus
      Of course, the policy in the field of arms trade plays a big role, but for our military-industrial complex, the lack of offers of a modern light-class aircraft remains a significant problem, it simply isn’t even in development that could compete with Grippen on the world market. The middle class fighter MiG-35 is still passing tests and its adoption by the Russian VKS is not clear, therefore, countries that do not need heavy vehicles choose what is ready-made. We need to work more carefully on the world market. Successes are quickly disappearing. This we saw in India, Brazil, Egypt , where our cars were preferred by the French and Swedish. It is necessary to draw conclusions.

      I must say right away that I am not special, but what is a heavy fighter worse than a light one? That eats more fuel?
      1. WUA 518
        WUA 518 April 6 2016 12: 02
        +1
        Quote: Muvka
        I must say right away that I am not special, but what is a heavy fighter worse than a light one? That eats more fuel?

        It is incorrect to compare with a position better, worse because of the difference in the tasks performed. A thorough analysis of the tasks of fighter aircraft in operations and military operations on various theater of operations and the cost indicators of the groupings led to the conclusion that it is advisable to separate front-line fighters into light and heavy. With the leading role of the 30th Central Research Institute of Defense, TTTs were substantiated for each of the selected fighter classes, according to which the light fighter was assigned the task of gaining dominance in the air mainly by covering troops and front objects, and the heavy one - providing cover for the Air Force attack groups over enemy territory to the entire depth of action and the solution of air defense tasks.
      2. tezey
        tezey April 6 2016 12: 08
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        No worse. Then we get very simple, but very convincing indicators. The cost of purchasing a fleet of thousands of heavy fighters, the average mass of which is 25-30 tons, will average 275 billion dollars, for light with an average weight of 17-18 tons - an average of 175 billion, and purchasing a mixed fleet in the ratio of 1: 2 - 210 billion. Thus, savings on procurement alone are $ 65 billion, or 30%. If we take into account the fact that one hour of a heavy fighter’s flight today costs one and a half times more than a light one, and the average flight time of a second-class pilot cannot be lower than 130-150 hours a year, then it is understandable that the cost of annual operation of the aircraft is also proportional to the weight of the aircraft. Savings due to the operation of the mixed fleet for the life cycle of AK (30 years) - 25 ... 30%. In absolute terms, this is a very impressive amount.

        In their combat capabilities, the fighter classes under consideration differ less and less. This is greatly facilitated by the rapid pace of miniaturization of electronic equipment, both aircraft and weapons. At the same time, the task of achieving such indicators that characterize a promising fighter, such as super maneuverability, supersonic cruising speed and low visibility, is achieved with a light fighter at a lower cost than with a heavy one. It is enough here to recall the problem of the engine.

        Analysis of the feasibility of creating a light fighter for the foreign market is also associated primarily with the cost of AK. The vast majority of buyers from among relatively small countries (both in territory and in economy) are already currently seeking to purchase first-class AKs of a light class. In the short term, this trend will only intensify. In the circle of such countries are our partners in the CIS, as well as other traditional buyers. This is explained by the cost of procurement and operation, as well as military expediency.
        1. Muvka
          Muvka April 6 2016 12: 52
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          Quote: Theseus
          No worse. Then we get very simple, but very convincing indicators. The cost of purchasing a fleet of thousands of heavy fighters, the average mass of which is 25-30 tons, will average 275 billion dollars, for light with an average weight of 17-18 tons - an average of 175 billion, and purchasing a mixed fleet in the ratio of 1: 2 - 210 billion. Thus, savings on procurement alone are $ 65 billion, or 30%. If we take into account the fact that one hour of a heavy fighter’s flight today costs one and a half times more than a light one, and the average flight time of a second-class pilot cannot be lower than 130-150 hours a year, then it is understandable that the cost of annual operation of the aircraft is also proportional to the weight of the aircraft. Savings due to the operation of the mixed fleet for the life cycle of AK (30 years) - 25 ... 30%. In absolute terms, this is a very impressive amount.

          In their combat capabilities, the fighter classes under consideration differ less and less. This is greatly facilitated by the rapid pace of miniaturization of electronic equipment, both aircraft and weapons. At the same time, the task of achieving such indicators that characterize a promising fighter, such as super maneuverability, supersonic cruising speed and low visibility, is achieved with a light fighter at a lower cost than with a heavy one. It is enough here to recall the problem of the engine.

          Analysis of the feasibility of creating a light fighter for the foreign market is also associated primarily with the cost of AK. The vast majority of buyers from among relatively small countries (both in territory and in economy) are already currently seeking to purchase first-class AKs of a light class. In the short term, this trend will only intensify. In the circle of such countries are our partners in the CIS, as well as other traditional buyers. This is explained by the cost of procurement and operation, as well as military expediency.

          Well, to buy 28 light at 320 or 28 heavy at 80 (I don’t know for sure) ... I think the second is better. I wrote this to a man who said that we have nothing to offer from our lungs. And I mean that we have heavy ones cheaper than their light ones. So he asked what tasks for light fighters the heavy could not cope.
      3. tomket
        tomket April 6 2016 13: 55
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        Quote: Muvka
        I must say right away that I am not special, but what is a heavy fighter worse than a light one? That eats more fuel?

        The fact that it is more expensive and you can’t get a lot of them. At the peak of power in the USSR Air Force there were 15 air regiments on the MiG-29 and 4 air regiment on the Su-27. The fact that the MiG-29 had a range less than that of the Su was not considered a vice, because it was intended to act at a distance from the front line of no more than 100 km. Now, when the number of air regiments goes to units, the factor of range immediately pops up. It turns out that not the fighter suddenly became wretched, but the VKS became a dwarf, compared with the USSR Air Force.
        1. Muvka
          Muvka April 6 2016 14: 54
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          Of course, the policy in the field of arms trade plays a big role, but for our military-industrial complex, the lack of offers of a modern light-class aircraft remains a significant problem, it simply isn’t even in development that could compete with Grippen on the world market.

          I've been talking about this. Our heavy fighter is much cheaper than foreign light ones. But it’s much more serious. That's all.
  8. Odysseus
    Odysseus April 6 2016 13: 05
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    28 fighters for $ 9,062 billion? Europeans did a fantastic business. This, of course, with a full body kit with AFAR and Meteors, but still impressive.
    In general, Eurofighter, which initially seemed a complete failure in terms of export prospects, now looks like a completely successful project. Kuwait is already the eighth country to adopt it.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh April 6 2016 15: 55
      0
      F-35 compared with it - a plane for the poor ... laughing
      Moreover, the EPR of Eurofighter is 100 times larger than that of the F-35.
      1. Odysseus
        Odysseus April 6 2016 21: 41
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        Quote: voyaka uh
        F-35 compared with it - a plane for the poor

        Uh, do not tell me, F-35 sheikhs would have steamed billions for 18 laughing
        Quote: voyaka uh
        Moreover, the EPR of Eurofighter is 100 times larger than that of the F-35.

        Well, I don’t know the exact EPR of the F-35, it is rather a question for your military wink
        But I think if you take a fighter in a combat configuration (with a typical suspension), then the order of numbers will be just that.
  9. Evil 55
    Evil 55 April 6 2016 13: 40
    0
    Well, let's see how the gay-European "Lego" will show itself in the Arabian Sands during operation ... then we'll talk ..
  10. demiurg
    demiurg April 6 2016 15: 46
    0
    Penny and Lockheed Martin stole, scum lol
    Kuwait could buy f-35. He is a stealth, and defeats everyone. Urgent need to write to the Kuwaiti government about a bribe when purchasing aircraft. Instead of super-invisibility bought, and what bought? Tailless duck ... Corruption in all fields. Nothing, here the kosher ones will start to shoot down everyone in the district, they will regret lol