A version of this article appears in the May 26 edition of Aviation Week & Space Technology. Switzerland has defended its neutrality for decades, but now its people have decided that their country—one of the richest in the world—cannot afford to spend money on a new fighter. Nearly 2.9 million Swiss voters went to the polls on May 18 to vote—again—whether to back or drop plans to fund the introduction of the next-generation JAS 39E Gripen to replace ...


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