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These five fighter jets to choose from


stay The three highly classified F-35 A, which are flown from the USA all the way to Payerne, "" during the 14-day flight and Ground tests, respectively, not in Switzerland. To avoid secret dimensions, are transferred to the Jets of the fifth Generation on the Nato airbase of Aviano in the North-East of Italy. The F-35 is the most Advanced what is going on currently in the Air. It is built in a quantity of around 3000 for the next 30 years. The price was originally higher, is now, however, with 100 million Swiss francs per piece is roughly on par with the prices of the competition.

a Negative weight secret black drop boxes, to which only Authorized from the United States access. The F-35, a kind of "flying cloud", i.e. a highly connected command station with many Sensors and a myriad of information submitted, will only be in conjunction with Lockheed Martin and the U.S. the maximum usable. To clarify neutrality legal issues would be. In addition, it is a matter of time until the stealth technology of the F-35 is put into question by a new passive radar.

super hornet

Block 3 of the giant bird has recently limited stealth properties. He is today's F/A-18 of the Swiss air force partially similar, which is expected to facilitate the training of pilots. It is a well-engineered aircraft that was produced in high numbers and will continue to. The question is, how long the F/A-18 Super Hornet still being produced, the end of the use time is foreseeable. With over 18.4 metres in length and a span of 13.7 metres, the super hornet is much larger than the other Jets. Fears that the Super Hornet is not in the Swiss caverns fit, not be applicable, it is called informal.

The dependence of the United States is likely to be in the election this undoubtedly good multi-purpose combat aircraft is also on the subject of. Also not possible to have a "DIN export would be" by the manufacturer, Boeing is not able to provide nearby training rooms. Like the F-35 are important parts of the training would take place in the United States.


The Tranche 3 of the Eurofighter compared to the last Time to tried and tested types of additional improvements. Germany will make in terms of price and counter-transactions expected to be a very interesting offer. The German air force will soon give up on new orders, which could bring the Switzerland the price advantages. Will offer comfortable training rooms across East Germany, which would allow the Export of DIN. The Giant Airbus will be able to offer the economy is also highly attractive offset transactions. Considerations are on the German side, even against shops, which are to be in the political interest of Switzerland. What it is, is not yet to be.

in Payerne tested the Eurofighter still has a Radar with a mechanically pivotable antenna. A better Radar is in development, but is not taken into account in the current Evaluation yet. Open is how long the Jet will be built and what are the consequences of a Brexit on the production.

the neighbouring

The Rafale, Dassault has won the last competition, operational in virtually all points and has since been developed further. Only France has granted for the tried and tested multi - purpose jet new money will be used for the implementation of the new F-4-Standards. This is expected to be available starting in 2024. Operational advantages compared to the European competition experts, especially in the areas of reconnaissance and combat ground targets. It is unclear whether France can compete in terms of price and wants. At the time of last Evaluation the last offered sale price was even lower than that of the Gripen.

it is Expected the French will – as last Time – an attractive offer for the use of nearby French training rooms. A use of this offer would reduce the exercise noise about Switzerland. Like Eurofighter, Rafale fourth Generation, and it is the question of what happens after the end of the planned production from 2035 arises.

The young Swede

What you want to achieve, the Swedes with their Gripen as a comparatively small manufacturer of Saab in the face of overwhelming competition and, in part, have achieved, provides for recognition. With Sweden, it would have to do, Switzerland is also a neutral manufacturer in the country. The single-engine multi-purpose fighter aircraft to the twin-engine also price advantages in the maintenance. But is that enough in the face of in comparison to 2014 more stringent requirements on the part of the Swiss army ?

With the tension of waiting, therefore, the Involved of Armasuisse and air force, as well as policy and observers to the test of the Gripen in Payerne. Managed the Sweden since the rejection of the Swiss people, to fix those defects, which develop the Gripen compared to the to replace the F/A-18 at the time, in five of the ten points fall through, including the task of the air police? Between the 25. and the 28. June, during the air and Ground tests in Switzerland, will show this.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 17.05.2019, 17:44 PM

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