Switzerland is to relaunch its efforts to procure a new fighter type following the recent announcement by the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) that it is prematurely retiring a third of the ageing Northrop F-5E Tiger II fleet due to cracking. […]
When Switzerland rejected the Gripen E, it was clear that the F-5s would still need replacing at some stage. However, the speed at which the fleet seems to have degenerated will provide an added sense of urgency to the effort, and provides clear evidence that the country cannot afford any more delays.
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