BAE SYSTEMS ROLLS OUT OMAN’S FIRST EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON AND HAWK AIRCRAFT

BAE Systems rolled out the first Eurofighter Typhoon multi-role fighter and Hawk advanced trainer at its Warton, Lancashire facility for the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) on Monday, May 15. Oman ordered 12 Eurofighter Typhoons and eight Hawk Mk. 166s in December 2012 under a $4.06 billion U.S. contract. The Typhoons were sought to replace the RAFO’s legacy SEPECAT Jaguars, while the Hawk Mk. 166 was bought to supplant the fleet’s Hawk 100s. The Managing Director of BAE Systems Military Air & Information Chris Boardman celebrated the event, stating, “We believe that, in Eurofighter Typhoon and Hawk, Oman has added the most advanced combat jet and proven training aircraft available in the world to its military portfolio.”
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