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Saudi Typhoon deliveries, and a Tranche 3 spotter’s guide

In its interim results announcement made on 1 August, BAE Systems confirmed that it will be delivering a further six Eurofighter Typhoons to Saudi Arabia this year, pushing the nation’s fleet of the type to 34 aircraft, against a current order for 72. Just before the Paris air show, I got the chance to have […]

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Saudi spending spree reaches trainer fleet

Yesterday saw the confirmation of an impressive 102-aircraft programme to equip the Royal Saudi Air Force with a new-generation pilot training fleet from 2014. Brokered under a new agreement between the Saudi Arabian and UK governments, the deal includes 22 BAE Systems Hawk advanced jet trainers and – as revealed exclusively by my colleague Stephen Trimble […]

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Job ad reveals Boeing to pitch P-8 to Saudis

The Boeing P-8A, a maritime patrol aircraft, has been offered so far to Australia, Canada and India, with the latter being the most interested to date. Boeing also has previously described the global market for the heavily modified 737-800 as primarily the countries currently operating the Lockheed P-3C, which the P-8A replaces. But the market […]

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