Saudi Arabian budget cuts in response to sliding oil receipts would make it tougher for Eurofighter to secure an order from the kingdom for a new batch of its $100 million Typhoon warplanes.

Military spending is one candidate for revisions, with a Typhoon order sought by BAE Systems, Eurofighter’s British partner, becoming a less certain prospect this year, said Harry Breach, a defense analyst at Raymond James in London.

“The probability of it slipping out has gone up, but a lot of factors come into that, including price negotiations,” said Breach. “It’s getting closer to fifty-fifty.” […]