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Swiss Air Force plans to retire 27 F-5 fighters this year
The service will be left with 26 active F-5 fighters The Swiss military has indicated of its desire to retire 27 Northrop F-5s from service. Four aircraft have already been donated to museums. The rest have been grounded and buyers have been found. Switzerland will be left with 26 active F-5s. These aircraft will flank the Swiss Air Force F/A-18 Hornets...
Swedish Air Force JAS-39 Gripen crashes after bird strike; pilot ejected safely.
The pilot of the Swedish-built JAS-39 Gripen fighter aircraft aborted the landing he was attempting and ejected A Swedish Air Force (Svenska Flygvapnet) JAS-39 Gripen fighter crashed on Aug. 21, 2018 near an air base in southern Sweden after striking several birds as it was about to land, Sweden's Armed Forces said. The pilot of the Swedish-built Gripen fighter aircraft aborted the...
Croatia to buy Israeli second-hand F-16C/Ds
The F-16 was offered for sale to Croatia by Greece and U.S. as well Croatia’s Defense Council has recommended that the country accept an offer from Israel to sell 10 F-16Cs and 2 F-16Ds. The country is shopping for a new fighter aircraft to replace its MiG-21 fleet. The F-16 was offered for sale to Croatia by Greece and U.S. as...
Swiss to vote (again) on fighter purchase
The purchasing of new fighter planes has stalled after the Swiss people voted against the acquisition of 22 JAS-39 Gripen fighter jets in 2014 Switzerland will ask its citizens to vote whether to buy a new fighter for the country by 2020, Swissinfo.ch reports. However, the type of aircraft will only be known after the voting process. Noteworthy the purchasing of new fighter planes has...
While the F/A-18D was performing a training sortie along with two F-5 Tigers over France’s Jura region one of its engines stalled but the stall warnings did not activate until 24 seconds later The Swiss military has enlisted the help of U.S. Navy and Boeing to investigate the cause of the crash of an F/A-18D in October, 2015. According to Swissinfo.ch, while...
The Gripen will use its Rafael Litening III targeting pod to scan the area at night and direct wildlife rangers to the poachers’ camps South African Air Force (SAAF) has 19 single-seat JAS-39C Gripen fighters and nine two-seat D-model examples, most of which are operated by 2 Squadron (2 Sqn) at Waterkloof air base. Noteworthy at least 12 of the aircraft...
The F/A-18 fighter jets will reach the end of their lifespans of 5,000 flight hours in 2025 On. Nov. 21, 2016, Swiss Defence Minister Guy Parmelin revealed that his ministry will seek permission from Parliament next year for $486 million to extend the lifespan of the Swiss Air Force F/A-18 Hornet fleet. In fact as reported by Swissinfo.ch the F/A-18 fighter...