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Unread post22 Apr 2019, 16:26

Interview with Mike Kelley, Managing Director of Lockheed Martin Switzerland. In a swiss (boulevard) newspaper.

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Unread post16 May 2019, 19:58

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government will split off its purchase of new fighter jets from its order of new surface-to-air defenses, it said on Thursday, setting a budget of 6 billion Swiss francs ($5.96 billion) for the jets alone.


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Unread post17 May 2019, 17:34

Switzerland earmarks Swfr6 billion for fighter replacement
17 May 2019 Michael Gubisch

"Switzerland's government has allocated Swfr6 billion ($5.85 billion) to replace by 2030 the nation's ageing Boeing F/A-18 and Northrop F-5 fighters as part of a wider overhaul of its air defences. The government states that the federal defence department has been tasked to draft by early September a procurement proposal, which has then to be approved first by the country's parliament and then voters via a referendum. However, that public vote will only cover the programme's budget – not the type and number of aircraft to be procured....

...The F/A-18s will reach the end of their service life by 2030, while the F-5s can only be operated for air policing operations in daylight and good visibility, the government says. It argues that the F-5s would "not stand a chance against a modern opponent".…"

Source: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... la-458236/
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Unread post18 May 2019, 19:20

This split of the surface to air & fighter acquisition will unfortunately probably doom the buy when the referendum rolls around. The entire Left are against spending on fighter aircraft and that may be enough, with a low voter turnout, to make the governement lose. I'm really not confident on how this is going to end up.
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