Air2030

7 years after it was unable to scramble fighter jets to respond to a hijacking outside of business hours, Switzerland starts to provide 24 hours airspace protection

7 years after it was unable to scramble fighter jets to respond to a hijacking outside of business hours, Switzerland starts to provide 24 hours airspace protection

Starting from Dec. 31, 2020 two Swiss Air Force F/A-18 fighter jets will be operational 24/7 to protect the airspace… Read More

3 years ago

US approves potential Foreign Military Sale of 40 F-35As, 40 F/A-18E/Fs, and 5 PAC-3s to Switzerland

The US government has cleared the potential Foreign Military Sale of 3 arms packages to Switzerland. The US government has… Read More

4 years ago

Slim 50.1% majority of Swiss voters approves purchase of new fighter jets

The Swiss government will decide next year among the Eurofighter from Airbus , the Rafale from France’s Dassault, Boeing’s F/A-18… Read More

4 years ago

Poll shows that 58% of Swiss voters want new fighter jets

The vote is planned for Sept. 27 and will decide whether to approve the purchase without knowing who will win… Read More

4 years ago

Airbus, Boeing, Dassault and Lockheed Martin Faced-Off for Swiss fighter contest at Zigermeet Airshow

“The Lightning II is the only fifth generation fighter among the shortlisted aircraft under Switzerland’s Air2030 program. The F-35 can… Read More

5 years ago

“Gripen E will not take part in Swiss Air2030 program trials because will only be operational from next year,” Saab says

An offer to complement the Gripen E test aircraft with an operational Gripen C aircraft for the flight tests in… Read More

5 years ago

F-35 Lightning II takes the stage at Switzerland’s Payerne Air Base

“With air policing one of Switzerland’s primary requirements for its new aircraft, the F-35 offers unmatched capabilities,” Drew “Growler” Allen,… Read More

5 years ago

Swiss Air Force evaluates Dassault Rafale Omnirole aircraft to replace its ageing fighter fleet

The Dassault Rafale, with its “Omnirole” capabilities, is the right answer to the capability approach selected by the Swiss Government. As… Read More

5 years ago

Boeing pitches Block III Super Hornet to Switzerland

“The Rhino is combat proven and is capable to defeat any threat in the air-to-air arena. The Block III Super… Read More

5 years ago

Airbus brings two RAF Typhoons to Payerne Air Base and aims to win competition for next Swiss Air Force Fighter

As Airbus spokesman told to The Aviation Geek Club, the jets were British because the RAF has Tranche 3 Typhoons,… Read More

5 years ago