LEONARDO HAS delivered a further two Kuwait Air Force (KAF) Eurofighter Typhoons. The aircraft landed in Kuwait on March 29 after a ferry flight from the factory at Turin-Caselle.
The direct flight was made possible by air-to-air refuelling support provided by an Italian Air Force Boeing KC-767A tanker operated by 14º Stormo at Pratica di Mare. Acceptance activities were completed by a combined effort from Kuwaiti and Italian personnel in the Joint International Programme Office.
These are the third and fourth KAF aircraft to be delivered. Both are two-seaters, test serials MMT55269 and MMT55270. The KAF has ordered 28 (eight twin-seat and 22 single-seat) Typhoons, the first two of which were delivered on December 14 last year – see First Kuwait Typhoons formally handed over, February, p6.