Tag: Payerne Air Base

Saab to deliver first 2 Gripen E fighters to Brazilian and Swedish Air Forces in 2019
An offer to complement the Gripen E test aircraft with an operational Gripen C aircraft for the flight tests in June 2019 has not been accepted by the Swiss defence procurement agency. Saab has announced that the Gripen E fighter will not be heading to Payerne, Switzerland for flight tests this month.
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, Operations Division Chief in the F-35 Integration Office. The F-35 Lightning II strikes over Switzerland. As already reported Switzerland kicked off the fly competition last April for the five types...
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, the newest configuration of the European multi-role fighter aircraft. Switzerland kicked off the fly competition for the five types of combat aircraft under consideration (Eurofighter Typhoon, the Boeing F-18 Super Hornet, the...

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