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%.
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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...

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