If the Eurofighter deal does go ahead it will be a coup for Airbus and the Italian production line and what probably everyone was expecting was a lock for a Rafale top up order.
Italian government reportedly approves frigate sale to Egypt
The Italian media has reported that the frigate deal is part of a much larger package that includes another four frigates, 20 corvettes based on the Falaj class that Fincantieri built for the United Arab Emirates, 24 Eurofighter Typhoon multirole jets, 24 M346 jet trainers, and a surveillance satellite.
https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news ... 9c463737d5
I understand the political aspects of these procurements but it sure isn't a smart way to run an air force if you are Qatar, Kuwait, Egypt, Malaysia, Indonesia etc and don't harmonise your fighter fleets around one or two aircraft.