BAE Systems snaps up £2.5bn deal with Oman

Defence firm BAE Systems this morning said it had signed a contract worth £2.5bn with Oman to supply aircraft.

The contract, which starts in 2017, will see the FTSE 100 company deliver 12 Typhoon and eight Hawk aircraft.

Guy Griffiths, group managing director for BAE Systems’ international business, said that BAE had a long history of working in Oman. “We believe that Oman has now added the most advanced fighter jet and proven training aircraft, available in the world, to its military portfolio.

“We look forward to working in partnership with Oman’s Ministry of Defence, and the Royal Air Force of Oman, to ensure this is a highly successful programme that maximises the potential of both Hawk and Typhoon.”

Oman is the second country in the Middle East, after Saudi Arabia, to operate the Typhoon.