Swiss fighter decision remains in limbo




Switzerland will not return to the table to continue debate over its impending purchase of new fighter aircraft until August. Following a number of talks held with Saab, an announcement was made that the country would approve funding to purchase 22 JAS-39Gripen fighters from Sweden in a $3.3 billion deal to replace its ageing F-5s. However, parliamentary decision-makers have been forced to stand down on plans until the late summer, owing to ongoing difficulty in allocating funds and the co...
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