Italian firm Alenia Aermacchi, part of the Finmeccanica company, has won a €170m ($222.1m) contract to supply components and systems to Oman’s new fleet of Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft.

The Italian company signed a five-year logistics support contract with Eurofighter and will start producing the components for Oman’s jets in 2014. The first complete aircraft will be delivered to the Royal Air Force of Oman in 2017.

Oman agreed to buy 12 Eurofighter Typhoon jets and eight Hawk advanced training jets from the UK’s BAE Systems last December.

The £2.5bn ($4.07bn) deal coincided with a visit to the sultanate by UK Prime Minister David Cameron on his way back from Afghanistan on 21 December.