Oman's £2.5 billion Typhoon deal signals high hopes for British exports in the Gulf region



Andrew Elwell
01/07/2013

Signalling the continued growth of the defence sector in the Middle East, BAE Systems has signed a £2.5 billion deal with the Sultanate of Oman for the sale of 12 Typhoon Tranche 3 fighters and eight Hawk advanced jet trainer aircraft. The fighters, which will be manufactured from 2014 for a 2017 delivery, include the Euroradar consortium's E-Scan active electronically scanned array radar. Following the deal, Oman becomes the seventh country in the world, and the second in the Middle Ea...
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