By Daniel Hunter

BAE Systems, the UK aerospace company, has won a £2.5bn aircraft contract with the Sultanate of Oman.

The contract, set to start in 2017, will see BAE provide 12 Typhoon and eight Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer aircraft.

“Receiving this contract is an honour and is excellent news for both BAE Systems and the Eurofighter Typhoon consortium," Guy Griffiths, Group Managing Director for BAE Systems' International business said.

"BAE Systems has a long history of working in Oman and we are delighted this contract will enable us to continue to work together. 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.”

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