BAE Systems, which is part of a consortium that manufactures the Eurofighter Typhoon, is ready to meet any order Bahrain might make for a squadron of state-of-the-art fighter jets, said a top official.

It follows the company’s participation at Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS 2014) earlier this month, reported the Gulf Daily News (GDN).

“HRM King Hamad has made certain statements in the last year saying that he is very interested in the Typhoon and we are hoping, as are the British government, that he will place an order with us,” BAE Systems Group Business Development Director Alan Garwood told GDN.