SVK MOD is choosing a new fleet of fighter aircraft from the two bids made by the United States and Sweden

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The SVK MOD, led by the Slovak National Party (SNS) nominees, is preparing a long-term and systemic solution to the provision of SVK airspace protection. The entire process has been transparent since its beginning. After taking office, the Minister of Defence requested the SVK Government to effect a change to the existing decision on the procurement of fighter aircraft because of the unfeasibility of the then publically communicated bid by the Swedish side. Given the fact the most technically and economically convenient bid must be found to last for decades, this process cannot be hastened.

The new proposal for the provision of SVK airspace protection will be submitted by Minister of Defence P. Gajdoš to the SVK Cabinet no later than 29 June 2018. The document will contain detailed analyses and a breakdown of the costs associated with the fightersʼ procurement, operation and infrastructure. Only two types of aircraft – the U.S. F16 and the Swedish JAS 39 Gripen – are now being considered for purchase. The current MOD leaders have never considered buying new Russian supersonic aircraft, and they are not considering it, either.

Author: MO SR - KOd, Photo: MO SR - ilustračné - Date: 02.02.2018
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