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The fact the Gulf States are ordering European aircraft is almost assuredly because of the tie ups with the American aircraft previously: the State Department delayed approving export of F-15s and F/A-18s for years. Rather than become beholden to a power who may or may not approve the sale of aircraft to them, the Gulf States have started buying European fighters (Rafale and Eurofighters). Whether this continues or not remains to be seen. However, looking at it from their POV, I bet the days of near exclusive sales of American equipment are done in the Gulf. A diversity of suppliers and kit, in this case, is an asset.
originally posted by: SlowNail
4.4 billion for 28 fighters?
Insanity. Kuwait has no other use for their money?
It's never going to stop. The world needs to stop feeding this industry.