Saturday, August 21, 2010

Debate over Switzerland fighter jets replacement

Can Switzerland spend €3.8 billions to buy 22 aircrafts to replace its aging F-5 tiger II fleet ?

Defense Minister, Ueli Maurer, says yes but many people in Switzerland think that the country can't afford to increase military expenditures in those times of economic restrictions. Eventually, the decision could be left to the Swiss citizens through a referendum.

If the project is canceled, that would be a bad news for Dassault and the Rafale which are apparently in a good position (both technically and politically) in this contest.


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