The first 2 EF-2000 built for Kuwait Air Force have been seen at Leonardo’s Caselle plant near Turin, Italy. in 2016 this country signed a contract for 28 (22 single seat and 6 twin seaters) for €7.957 billion ($9.062 billion). The variant is considered the most advanced, being Tranche 3 and equipped with a Mk 0 AESA radar.
Eurofighter has had a bumpy road before deliveries. Kuwait's parlament decided to investigate the contract because the cost was judged to be too high, and there were delays due to radar integration and covid.
- Photos by Alessandro Maggia