Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Saudi Arabia buys 72 Eurofighter Typhoons.

The Eurofighter has a long history and is a generation 4.5 fighter. Saudi Arabia has a history of buying British planes since the 80's. Here in America we only here about the American purchases. The American F-22 and F-35 aren't quite available to export to Saudi Arabia yet and they choose this over the French Rafale. Their other option was upgraded F-15's, which are not as advanced and they are not a market for the Soviet Mig-35 which it looks like India will get.