Kuwait All Set to Upgrade Air Force

Kuwait Air Force (KAF) commander Major General Abdullah al-Foudari confirmed that his country intends to acquire Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet multirole fighters.

His comments appear to confirm that Kuwait intends to replace its existing old fleet of F/A-18 Hornets with a larger fleet having Super Hornets and Eurofighter Typhoons both as part of the arsenal.

In September 2015, the Eurofighter consortium announced that Kuwait had agreed to purchase 28 Typhoons fighter jets.

F/A-18F Super Hornet (left) and a F/A-18A Hornet (right)

F/A-18F Super Hornet (left) and a F/A-18A Hornet (right)

Al-Foudary further said the air force would play the most important role in addressing regional threats.

“We have to set up priorities and buy new capabilities so we can cope in this situation,” he said.

America has “torturous” approval process for military sales to foreign customers. Defence equipment deal with Kuwait awaits approval of the Congress.

Source: Gulf News

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