Arab Today, arab today swiss fighter jet purchase details agreed despite criticism
Last Updated : GMT 05:19:09
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Swiss fighter jet purchase details agreed despite criticism

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Swiss fighter jet purchase details agreed despite criticism

Geneva- AFP

Switzerland has agreed details of its planned purchase of 22 fighter jets from Sweden, despite a critical parliamentary report on the deal, the defence ministries of the two countries said Saturday. A Swiss government statement said an agreement in principle had been concluded between its weapons procurement agency armasuisse and Sweden\'s FXM agency on the acquisition of the Saab Gripen warplanes. Final details of specifications, delivery dates, prices, equipment and infrastructure had been settled pending a final green light from Bern, it said. The deal forms part of a larger order for Gripens to be shared with Sweden, which Stockholm said Saturday would help to keep costs down. The Swiss parliamentary security commission said on Tuesday that the \"choice of jet made by the Federal Council carries the most risks: technically, commercially, financially and in respect of the delivery date\", Swiss news agency ATS reported. The members of the commission nonetheless voted 16 to 9 against demanding that ministers put a halt to the deal. Defence Minister Ueli Maurer said that the Gripen \"was the cheapest\" option compared with the French Dassault Rafale and the EADS Eurofighter and its purchase price -- 3.126 billion francs (2.6 million euros, $3.25 billion) -- was guaranteed not to change. Opponents of the Gripen purchase, which still has to be approved by the federal parliament, have said that they would seek to hold a national referendum on the deal. The Gripens, to replace the Swiss air force\'s ageing US-built F-5 Tigers, are of a more advanced model still under development and will not be available before 2018, according to Bern. For its part the Swedish government plans to buy 40-60 new Gripens over the next decade at a cost of two billion kronor (242 million euros).

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today swiss fighter jet purchase details agreed despite criticism Arab Today, arab today swiss fighter jet purchase details agreed despite criticism

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Nohan Seyam designs beautiful accessories

GMT 20:02 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Nohan Seyam designs beautiful accessories
Arab Today, arab today Tourism shows signs of recovery

GMT 09:59 2017 Monday ,20 February

Tourism shows signs of recovery
Arab Today, arab today Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"
Arab Today, arab today 11 family members dead in rebel push

GMT 07:57 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

11 family members dead in rebel push
Arab Today, arab today To probe sexual harassment claims

GMT 10:08 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

To probe sexual harassment claims

GMT 14:57 2017 Monday ,20 February

A giant initial public offering on track

GMT 14:50 2017 Monday ,20 February

Energy Market Research

GMT 09:38 2017 Monday ,20 February

Japan returns to trade deficit in January

GMT 07:16 2017 Monday ,20 February

Global arms trade highest since Cold War

GMT 06:10 2017 Monday ,20 February

Tourism shows signs of recovery in Egypt
View News in Arabic - Business: نفط وبتروكيماويات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today 57 monkeys carrying 'invasive' genes

GMT 16:00 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

57 monkeys carrying 'invasive' genes
Arab Today, arab today 63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby
Arab Today, arab today Small ponds have outsized impact

GMT 15:53 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Small ponds have outsized impact
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Nissan enhances sales in most markets

GMT 14:08 2017 Monday ,20 February

Nissan enhances sales in most markets
Arab Today, arab today Competes Sweden and Germans by S90

GMT 22:36 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Competes Sweden and Germans by S90
Arab Today, arab today Ahmed Fahmy stresses he did not ignore singing

GMT 06:34 2017 Sunday ,19 February

Ahmed Fahmy stresses he did not ignore singing
Arab Today, arab today London to tax old cars

GMT 14:06 2017 Friday ,17 February

London to tax old cars

GMT 21:11 2017 Saturday ,18 February

Egypt to hold first session of Arab film festival

GMT 06:50 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Tragic fluctuations of Bakhtiari's life revealed

GMT 12:22 2017 Monday ,20 February

Kanye West puts hijab-wearing model

GMT 20:41 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Teach monkeys to recognize themselves in mirror

GMT 23:29 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Home built on sand castles-style costs $8m

GMT 14:51 2017 Monday ,20 February

Ways to acquire presentation skills

GMT 19:16 2017 Friday ,17 February

Aziz House ready to host the tourists

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 12:39 2017 Monday ,20 February

newest smartphone another winner for Huawei

GMT 16:08 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Shawsh reveals her collection "Jewelry of dreams"
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday