Swiss Fighter Referendum Campaign Gains Momentum

Swiss fighter aircraft
Switzerland’s remaining 26 F-5E/F Tigers will be replaced as part of the Air2030 program along with the air force’s F/A-18 Hornets.
Credit: Tony Osborne/AW&ST
Campaigning has begun in Switzerland for a referendum that will decide whether the country will purchase new combat aircraft for the 2030s. Voters will go to the polls on Sept. 27 and will be asked whether the landlocked, neutral country, one of the richest in the world, should renew its fighter...
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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