H225M Caracal (EC725)

Kuwaiti Caracals Now in Airbus Helicopters’ Firm Backlog

Kuwait has officially signed an order for 30 Airbus Helicopters H225Ms, with the heavy twins now in the airframer’s firm backlog, FlightGlobal understands. Although the Gulf state selected the Caracal in August 2016, the deal had not been finalised by year-end. Speaking in late January, Guillaume Faury, the airframer’s chief executive, indicated that the €1.7 […]

Reports: Kuwait Government Requests Extra $20B For Arms

Kuwait’s government has asked parliament for $20.5 billion in additional funds for defense purchases over the next 10 years, local media and a minister said Tuesday. Kuwait is looking to upgrade its firepower amid increased security concerns in the region linked to the rise of the jihadist Islamic State group. The oil-rich emirate is a […]