Saudis Choose Eurofighter: Saudi Arabia has opted to replace its Tornado and other aircraft—news reports vary on the number—with Eurofighter Typhoon, the fighter produced by a BAE Systems, EADS, and Fimeccanica SpA. consortium. An agreement signed between the Saudi and British governments on the deal also includes joint training and exercises. The Eurofighter consortium recently lost out to Boeing for sale of fighters to Singapore.
Top lawmakers on Capitol Hill announced Dec. 2 that they have reached a deal to extend the continuing resolution currently funding the government into February. Now, the House and Senate will have to scramble to pass the legislation by 11:59 p.m. Dec. 3 to avoid a temporary shutdown.