First two Kuwaiti Eurofighters take flight

The first pair of two-seat Eurofighter Typhoons destined for the al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Kuwaitiya (Kuwait Air Force, KAF) completed their long awaited maiden flights from Leonardo’s Torino-Caselle Nord facility, near Turin in northern Italy, during the afternoon of October 15.

The two multi-role fighters – carrying Italian test registrations CSX55243 and CSX55244 respectively – took off separately and each completed a 40-minute local test flight before returning to the Leonardo Aircraft Division facility. Both aircraft were painted in a single-tone medium grey operational livery with the Kuwaiti national flag and KAF insignia present on their vertical stabilisers. These Typhoons will become serials KT001 and KT002 once they have entered service with the KAF.

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