Saudi Arabia eyes more Eurofighter jets from BAE: report

LONDON - Saudi Arabia has begun discussions to buy a second batch of Eurofighter Typhoon jets from British group BAE Systems and could double its fleet to 144, the Financial Times said on Monday.

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Published: Mon 11 Aug 2008, 3:53 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 11:52 AM

"The Gulf kingdom could buy up to 72 more of the multi-role aircraft, an adviser to the Saudi government confirmed last night (Sunday)," the FT added.

BAE and Saudi Arabia last year signed a 4.43-billion-pound deal to supply 72 Eurofighter Typhoon planes to Riyadh.

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