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Swiss backtrack on selling weapons to conflict states

The Swiss government on Wednesday reversed a decision to loosen restrictions on weapons exports to countries wracked by internal conflict following outcry over the...

Swiss open criminal probe into state arms maker

Swiss prosecutors said Thursday they have opened a criminal investigation into state arms producer RUAG following a tipoff, reportedly over suspect weapons deals connected...

Swiss reject plan to scrap military draft

Switzerland's voters Sunday rejected a plan to axe the country's military draft, bucking Europe's anti-conscription trend and sticking to a tradition as Swiss...

Swiss to vote on military draft, a national bedrock

Swiss voters will head to the ballot box Sunday to decide whether to abolish their conscript army, as much a part of the Alpine...

Czechs and Swiss Boost Hope for Swedish Gripen

The interim Czech government said it plans to renew its lease of JAS Gripen fighter jets, while a parliamentary committee in Switzerland said yes...

Saab Sets Out On Quest for Swiss Gripen Partners

Starting last week of April, Saab teams are visiting ten locations in Switzerland, including three in the French region, and Lugano. The aim is...

Swiss Industry to Become Single Supplier of Major Gripen E Components

Defence and security company Saab has taken the strategic decision to find Swiss companies to develop, produce and assemble major components of the Gripen...

Swiss Will Press On With Swedish Fighter Jet Deal

Switzerland is planning to press ahead with its controversial purchase of 22 Swedish JAS Gripen fighter jets, despite a highly critical parliamentary report into...

Swiss stick with Sweden’s Gripen to replace fighter fleet

The Swiss government is standing by its choice of the Gripen jet to replace its ageing fighter fleet, the defence ministry said on Tuesday,...

Gripen Is the Preferred Choice for Switzerland

In a press conference today, Swiss Defence Minister Ueli Maurer reiterated Gripen E/F as the optimal solution for Switzerland. After an initial evaluation document reached...