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Omán compra el Eurofighter

Omán comenzará a recibir sus doce Eurofighter en 2017.
Omán se suma a la lista de clientes de Eurofighter con un pedido de doce aviones que se entregaran desde 2017.

Eurofighter acaba de anunciar que Omán acaba de adquirir un a docena de Eurofighter junto a ocho Hawk AJT.

Con Omán son ya siete los países que han adquirido el Eurofighter.

Doce son los ejempalres del Eurofighter adquiridos por Omán así como ocho entrenadores BAE Systems Hawk AJT.

Las entregas de todos estos aviones, que montará BAE Systems en su factoría de Warton, comenzarán en 2017. Aunque ni desde Eurofighter ni Cassidian han dado cifras exáctas del contrato, este se etima supondrá unos ingresos de 2.000 millones de libras esterlinas a lo largo de los próximos 30 años.

Con Omán son ya siete los paises que han adquirido el Eurofighter (España, Alemania, Austria, Italia, Reino Unido y Arabai Saudí son los otros), Hasta la fecha se han enregado casi 350 unidades a estos seis países, con 719 comprometidos en contratos de adquisición, de los que se han adquirido en firme 571.  20 unidades lo operan en sus fuerzas aéreas y habiéndo acuumulado ya más de 160.000 horas de vuelo entre todas


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