Switzerland is planning to begin the procurement of new fighter jets this summer reports AFP, citing an anonymous military source. The Swiss recently published the specifications for the procurement of new fighters to replace the current fleet.
Five models are being considered. In addition to Saab’s Gripen E, Dassault’s Rafale, the Eurofighter Typhoon, Lockheed Martin’s F-35 and Boeing’s F/A-18 are in the mix. Switzerland plans to spend CHF 8 billion on the procurement.
The timetable foresees a decision being taken in 2020, with orders being placed in 2021-2022 and deliveries starting in 2025
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