Alpine crossroads

Both neutral, but otherwise very different, Austria and Switzerland are weighing up options for their future fighter fleets. Georg Mader assesses the two neighbours’ approaches.

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The original driver behind Swiss plans to acquire the Saab Gripen was the requirement to succeed the ageing F-5E/F – this is a two-seat F-5F model. The current plans envisage replacing both the Tiger II and Hornet with a common fighter platform.
Peter Lewis

SPECIAL REPORT Austrian and Swiss fighters

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