|Defence ministers Sheikh Jaber (right) and Hervé Morin|
[...] Regarding the Rafale fighters deal, Sheikh Jaber said his ministry set up an inspection panel to probe the French assault jets as well as their US peers.
“What suits the Kuwaiti army among these warplanes will be giving the go ahead,” he noted.
“The Rafale fighters have not been approved yet. Under the instructions of the State Audit Bureau (SAB) the comparison between the fighter jets goes on in a practical, objective and impartial way,” Sheikh Jaber explained.[...]
Discussion over a possible sale of 14 to 28 Rafale to Kuwait started in February 2009.