Swiss Fighter Procurement Passes In Slim Referendum Win

Swiss McDonnell Douglas F/A 18C Hornet
Going up: Switzerland’s plans for new fighters also calls for an increase in spending on the country’s armed forces, generally by around 1.4%.
Credit: Tony Osborne/AW&ST
Switzerland’s defense chiefs have breathed a sigh of relief after a referendum gave them a mandate to proceed with the procurement of new fighter aircraft. For the second time in six years, the country’s votation system has been used to make a critical decision about national air defense capability...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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