DUBAI: Middle East Propulsion Company (MEPC) has signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Spanish firm ITP Aero to repair and overhaul the Saudi’s Typhoon air-fighter.

The deal, agreed on the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow, includes training, technical support, spare parts and mechanisms, according to a press release by MEPC.

Abdullah Al-Omari, CEO of MEPC announced that the agreement is a step toward the localization plan of the Saudi military industries, revealing that the percentage of national manpower working on these programs ranges between 90 and 100 percent.

MEPC has signed similar agreements during recent months with the UK's Rolls-Royce, Germany's MTU, and Italy's Avio Aero, with the aim of completing its plans to transfer and localize repair and overhaul work in the next three years.

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