Austria sues Airbus, Eurofighter consortium over the purchase of Eurofighters

The Austrian government is taking Airbus and the Eurofighter consortium to court, alleging that both parties had misled Austria about the purchase price, deliverability and equipment of the 15 Eurofighters that Austria bought in 2003.

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Defence Minister Hans Peter Doskozil said at a news conference in Vienna that it was his duty “to report facts relevant for criminal prosecution and to claim compensation for the Austrian taxpayers’ damage.”

A spokesperson from Airbus said the company only found out about the court case from the media and cannot comment on anything.

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