Sunday, February 12, 2012

Switzerland, leaked evaluation report

Swiss Newspaper Le Matin is publishing today extensive extracts of the Swiss evaluation performed in 2008 and 2009.

As in the previous limited leak, the report clearly states that the Rafale was the prefered aircraft of the Swiss Air Force because of a better technical efficiency in all missions : Air 2 Air, Air to Groud and Recce missions.

The Eurofighter is always lagging behind the French fighter because of less efficient sensors and ECM suite. The Gripen does not even manage to reach the Minimum Espected Capabilities in most of the assessed fileds. According to some High ranking officer of the Swiss Air Force which are eager to bring their insight on the issue to the parliament, the way the Gripen was allowed to pass the technical evaluation is still a mystery.

In November 2011, the Swiss Federal Council had decided to select the Gripen on financial grounds despite the negative technical appreciation of the Swiss Air Force.


  1. Since when do the Swiss write their internal reports in English?

    1. Since this:

    2. Not surprise, English is aeronautic world langage

      Read aviationweek ares

      Both documents are signed by Air Force Commander Markus Gygax and are in English. Their authenticity is not in doubt. Ares has read them and you can too as PDFs .

    3. Fine, but Gygax and his team are not air traffic controllers. They have to report to a German speaking parliament, French or Italian might also be in order, but English?

      Maybe it is just me, but I find it odd.

      Don't get me wrong, I like the results as much as anyone here, but the fact that another blog has reblogged it does not mean much, really. As for Aviationweek: look at their MMRCA video ( and see for yourself how up-to-date they are.