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Defense Minister Calls for More JAS Gripen to Counter Russian Threat

Defense Minister Calls for More JAS Gripen to Counter Russian Threat

Sweden’s Defense Minister Karin Enstrom says the military should get a total of 70 new JAS Gripen combat aircraft, ten more than Parliament had earlier decided. Enstrom’s comments came in the wake of the crisis in Ukraine and also of […]


Prague extends lease of Swedish Gripen fighters till 2027

Prague extends lease of Swedish Gripen fighters till 2027

The Czech government on Wednesday renewed its lease on 14 Swedish fighter jets until 2027, its defence minister said. The Czech army has been using the Gripen one- and two-seaters since 2005 under a 10-year contract worth around 20 billion […]


Finland MoD Details IAM2014 Exercise in Iceland

Finland MoD Details IAM2014 Exercise in Iceland

The air missions of the Iceland Air Meet 2014 (IAM2014) have been kicked-off in a full scale. Fighters of three different nations fly two to three waves daily in Iceland’s airspace. As the host nation, Iceland has created the training […]


Swedish JAS Gripen Lobbying Leads to Political Fallout in Switzerland

Swedish JAS Gripen Lobbying Leads to Political Fallout in Switzerland

Switzerland’s Christian Democrat Party, CVP, no longer wants to spearhead the Yes-campaign ahead of a referendum which could determine whether or not Switzerland will purchase 22 JAS Gripen fighter jets from Saab. The decision follows hot on the heels of […]


Sweden’s Plan to Impact Swiss Gripen Deal

Sweden’s Plan to Impact Swiss Gripen Deal

Swedish Radio News has obtained documents outlining Sweden’s plans to impact a referendum in Switzerland which could determine whether or not the Swiss air force purchases 22 new Jas Gripen fighter jets. A number of defense authorities, several members of […]


Swiss to vote in May on fighter deal

Swiss to vote in May on fighter deal

Switzerland’s plan to buy 22 fighter jets from Sweden will be put to the Swiss public in a referendum on May 18, the Alpine country’s government announced Wednesday. The decision came after opponents submitted more than 65,000 valid signatures to […]


France loses out on Brazil jets deal: report

France loses out on Brazil jets deal: report

France will lose out in its bid to win a multibillion-dollar fighter jet contract with Brazil, the Folha de Sao Paulo daily reported Saturday. The newspaper set France’s $4 billion proposal for 36 Rafale fighter jets, from a consortium led […]


Sweden Providing Jets to NATO Military Force

Sweden Providing Jets to NATO Military Force

Sweden will contribute eight Gripen fighter jets and one mine-hunting boat next year to NATO’s Response Force, the alliance’s most elite military unit, news agency TT reports. Sweden deepen its cooperation earlier this fall with the military alliance’s reserve force […]


Brazil aims to build advanced fighter jets with Russia

Brazil said Wednesday it hopes to develop state-of-the-art combat aircraft with Russia, and purchase surface-to-air missile batteries from Moscow. Brasilia is already in talks with other countries to modernize its air force by purchasing 36 fighter jets valued at up […]


 
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