More Typhoons for Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is close to ordering a follow- on batch of 48 Eurofighter Typhoons, with a memorandum of intent (MoI) signed on 9 March. Saudi Arabia had in 2007 ordered 72 Typhoons for some $41 billion. The first 24 aircraft were built by BAE Systems at its Warton production facility, after which it was planned that the remaining 48 be assembled in Saudi Arabia by the Alsalam Aircraft Company. In the event, all 72 aircraft were built in the UK, but there is no related decision on the next batch.