Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

On 26th September 1985, against intense international competition, the export contract Al Yamamah I was signed with the Government of Saudi Arabia, encompassing 48 Tornado IDS aircraft and 24 ADVs. Deliveries of the former commenced in 1986 and of the latter in 1989. Acknowledging enormous operational success with the weapon system, Saudi Arabia awarded the Al Yamamah II contract in June 1993 for the provision of a further 48 Tornado IDS aircraft. Deliveries were concluded in 1998.