The military usually train for months for this airshow, which is also attended by senior Kuwaiti military and civilian authorities. This year’s parade was also an opportunity to show citizens the new KAF Eurofighter Typhoon multi-role fighter aircraft for the first time, which the nation received in December last year.
As shown by the videos, a pair of two-seat Typhoons performed several flyovers over the city. During a first pass they joined three legacy Hornets, while later they flew behind a KC-130J transport and refueling aircraft. Kuwaiti Typhoon pilots also performed solo demos to highlight the platform’s power and climbing ability.
Kuwait’s Typhoons are the most advanced ever. They include a Captor-E electronically scanned radar and several novelties in the weapon system. Al-Kuwait ordered 28 Typhoons in 2016 (22 single-seaters and 6 two-seaters).