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Leonardo claims ‘no evidence of issues’ on Kuwaiti Eurofighter deal

25th January 2022 - 16:18 GMT | by Tim Martin in Belfast

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A deal between Kuwait and Leonardo for Eurofighter Typhoons has again courted controversy. (Photo: Leonardo)

Following reports of two individuals being referred for prosecution due to allegedly misusing public funds, linked to an order for 28 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft, Leonardo has said it is not subject to a judicial investigation.

Leonardo has said it is not the subject of a judicial investigation relating to the Kuwaiti Eurofighter Typhoon programme. The company insisted that there is ‘no evidence of issues’ linked to it, after reports emerged of two senior military officers being referred for prosecution by the Kuwaiti government on account of an investigation into the price of the aircraft being improperly inflated.

The Kuwaiti Anti-Corruption Authority said on 24 January that a major general and colonel in the army are to face charges over their alleged misuse of public funds, according to the UAE news site The National.

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