Kuwait Air Force finally equips itself with the Eurofighter Typhoon

With the delivery of its first two Eurofighters last December, the Kuwait Air Force is finally equipping itself with the most advanced multi-role fighter to date. Riccardo Niccoli explores the deal.


Last year was a crucial one for the relationship between Italy and Kuwait. Not just because it was the 60th anniversary of official relations being established between the two countries, but because the first two Eurofighters for the Kuwait Air Force (KAF) – assembled at Leonardo’s Turin-Caselle facility – were delivered in December.

Kuwait Typhoon
The KAF’s second two-seat Eurofighter Typhoon, wearing Italian test serial CSX.55244, taxis by with its air brake raised after returning to Turin-Caselle, following the completion of a check flight in late 2021. A Maggia

To learn more about this co-operation, which also involves the Aeronautica Militare (AM; Italian Air Force), AirForces Monthly spoke to Col Andrea Truppo, project manager of the programme within the Stato Maggiore Aeronautica (the AM’s Air Staff).

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