As reported by Kuwaiti newspaper «al-Rai», the government appealed to the Parliament with a request to allocate 6.2 billion dinars (20,4 billion) on additional purchases of weapons. This amount must be spent within ten years.
According to the publication, a multi-billion amount proposed to take from the reserve Fund of the budget. This information was confirmed to Reuters the Minister of civil administration Sheikh Muhammad al-Sabah. He did not specify, about what sum there is a speech.
In 2015, Kuwait has concluded a number of major arms deals, becoming one of the leading arms importers in the world. In September was signed the Protocol of intentions, according to which there will be purchased 28 aircraft Eurofighter total cost of $ 9 billion.
In may it became known that Boeing by 2019, will put him 28 combat aircraft F-18E/f contract Value which have yet to be approved by the Federal regulator, is estimated at $ 3 billion. According to other reports, Kuwait will receive 40 aircraft.