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Swiss to sign deal to buy F-35 fighters before referendum

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Swiss to sign deal to buy F-35 fighters before referendum​


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ZURICH — The Swiss government will sign a contract by the end of March to buy 36 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighter jets, it said on May 18, 2022, pressing ahead without waiting for a referendum on the $5.5 billion deal.

Switzerland chose the F-35 last year as its next-generation fighter jet, angering opponents who said they would ensure a referendum was held to overturn what they called an unnecessary “Ferrari” option.

The government said it was unclear whether the purchase could take place under the same conditions if the deal had to be renegotiated once the offer expires next year.

Many countries have stepped up spending on weapons systems, it said, saying Finland had decided to buy 64 F-35As, Germany wanted to purchase up to 35 and Canada would buy 88.

“Against this background, the risk of a delay in delivery has increased significantly. However, the aircraft must be delivered as planned from 2027 to ensure that the population is protected from threats from the air after 2030,” it said.

 

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“Against this background, the risk of a delay in delivery has increased significantly. However, the aircraft must be delivered as planned from 2027 to ensure that the population is protected from threats from the air after 2030,” it said.

@F-6 enthusiast, @Bilal9 @mb444 @Avicenna @Arthur

Now, here is a 2030 goal that is not BS.
 

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BAF is hopeless..... unfortunately as BD follows the world into a recession I can only foresee further delay in placing any orders. All indication suggests that BAF is not a serious organisation and the politicians simply does not take it seriously

BAF is an embarassment.
 

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Lol, what would the Swiss need fighter jets for? I thought their only duty for the world was to stash black money for corrupt politicians around the world. Hence why they stay neutral in everything
 

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