Switzerland Refines UAV, Fighter Procurement Plans

By Robert Wall .
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology .

Take your pick: The Swiss government is either more practical than most in making major defense procurements, or is just as incapable as others in crafting a feasible strategy. At issue are further revisions to the country's plan to field a new combat aircraft to replace the F-5 Tiger. Last year, the government opted for the Saab Gripen NG, noting that while it might not be the most capable fighter available, it represented the best value for the money (the Dassault Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon were also in the running). The government also asked the defense ministry to explore ways to strengthen the program ...

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