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Friday, May 08, 2015

Kuwait to order Boeing F/A-18 fighters worth $3 bn

F/A-18 Advanced Super HornetKuwait plans to order 28 Super Hornet advanced fighter jets worth 3 billion from Boeing, a person close to the deal told AFP Thursday.

The order for the F/A-18E/F multirole aircraft marks an important victory for Boeing over European rivals, which had been pitching the Eurofighter Typhoon to the Gulf country.

The move would beef up Kuwait's air force, as the country takes part in the Saudi-led coalition attacking Huthi rebels in Yemen.

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