Switzerland is to lease 11 Saab JAS 39C/Ds from Sweden to bridge the gap until its 22 single-seat JAS 39E next-generation Gripen fighters are delivered beginning in mid-2018. The eight single-seat Cs and three two-seat Ds will be leased for five years from 2016-20 for SFr 44 million ($46 million) a year — SFr 10 million more than the annual cost of the F-5Es they will replace. Details of the Sweden-Switzerland Framework Agreement on the joint development, procurement and operation of ...

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