The long-running battle between Aerospatiale and British Aerospace to sell anti-ship missiles to Kuwait has taken a further twist, with the Kuwaiti parliament insisting that a decision to award the contract to BAe be examined by the public funds protection committee. Aerospatiale has been pushing the MM15 missile and BAe has offered the Sea Skua to equip eight French-built fast patrol craft. The committee has two weeks to look into the award. The Defence Ministry is insisting that the Sea Skua was selected on technical merit.


Source: Flight International