Saudi Arabia to buy 48 more Typhoon fighter jets for £10bn

Saudi Arabia to buy 48 more Typhoon fighter jets. on the final day of the visit from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to the UK  he has signed an agreement with the British Government to buy 48 of the UK’s Typhoon fighter jets

The deal potentially worth some £10bn to BAE Systems will prove controversial due to Saudi’s involvement in the Yemen conflict

Announcing the deal after a meeting with the Crown Prince, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said it had “opened a new chapter in our two countries’ historic relationship”.

The cabinet minister went on: “We have taken a vital step towards finalizing another order for Typhoon jets that will increase security in the Middle East and boost British industry and jobs in our unrivalled aerospace sector.”

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