• Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Gripen Pulls Out From Belgian Fighter Replacement Programme

Discussion in 'Air Warfare' started by Zarvan, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Zarvan

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    Sweden will not submit an answer to Belgian Ministry of Defence’ (MoD) Request for Information (RFI) to replace its current F-16 fleet as it cannot follow Belgian request for extensive operational support.

    The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration FMV said on Monday that Gripen is a highly advanced and cost-effective fighter aircraft system that fully meets the operational requirements in the Belgian request for proposal, but in their request Belgium is also seeking extensive operational support from the delivering nation.

    The Belgian Ministry of Defence had sent a Request for Information (RFI) to five foreign government agencies to evaluate five different candidates to replace the current F-16 fleet in 2014.

    The aircraft under evaluation include Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet, Dassault Rafale, Saab JAS-39 Gripen, Eurofighter Typhoon and Lockeed Martin F-35A.

    The fleet is composed by 54 Mid-Life updated F-16s and their retirement is expected from 2020. The Belgian AF needs to receive at least a number of 40 aircraft to remain a reliable NATO partner.


    http://www.defenseworld.net/news/19...an_Fighter_Replacement_Programme#.WWVXP4iGNPY
     
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  2. war&peace

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    But it is not clear what is meant by the extensive operational support?
     
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    maybe go for Advance Super Hornets or Rafale?
     
  5. A.P. Richelieu

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    They require that Sweden will provide a force of tankers allowing refuelling in the air.
    They also require that Sweden will provide reconnaiscance missions.
    Sweden will not enter an alliance with Belgium supporting operations where Sweden does not have an interest or organized by the UN.

    Basically that means they will only buy from NATO countries, and in practice only from the US.
    Since Boeing has withdrawn the Super Hornet, this leaves the F-35.

    @Zarvan : Why create a new thread for something that has already been reported in the thread dedicated to this requirement?
    You do this ALL THE TIME...
    Please explain Yourself!

    @WebMaster @waz @Horus
    Please merge this unneccessary thread WITH
    https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/belg...-new-multi-role-aircraft.484163/#post-9656260
     
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    With all due respect,I do not find any concern of Pakistan, whether Belgium buys Grippen or is it?.we must remember Belgian Govt will not sell its surplus F-16 to Pakistan, against the will of U S Government.
     
  7. The Accountant

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    This forum is for defense enthsistic people and not all the items discussed has to have relationship with Pak
     
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    Let me explain it better. Gripen is not good enough. :enjoy:
     
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    Gripen is probably the only fighter in its class on whose software one can rely blindly.
     
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    This forum,young man,is dedicated to the defence of Pakistan. All the news,information and analysis should directly or indirectly be related to the Defence of Pakistan and Pakistan only. Defence is a vast subject,it can not be covered on this site. knowing about Grippen ,its comparison with jf-17 and if our adversaries are buying this weapon or not ,is our concern,not the negotiations between Belgium and Sweden .
     
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  11. The Accountant

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    I dont agree sir,

    We have sections of international defense and I do like posting defense news from other countries ...

    If you dont like them just ignore them ...

    As of now thunder and grippen are not compareable as grippen mature whereas thunder's idea was constructed around grippen and viper ...

    Probably block 3 will be more comparable to Grippen NG
     
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    Yes because, Chinese copies of soviet era migs and sukhois (Read J-series) are cutting-edge.

    Do you even bother to do your own research or just like to troll.
     
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    Not true. It's a defence forum with primary focus on Pakistan, but all topics are discussed here including politics and issues related to other countries.

    I don't remember any mod ever saying other issues or countries cannot be discussed.
     
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    You forget J-20, your selective memory more or less shows where you stay. Sweden is not in the same league with China. :enjoy:
     
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    Defence.pk has very limited coverage,with the exception of India,it does not even fully cover its immediate neighbours.