BERN, SWITZERLAND – Sweden’s Gripen planes are still on the agenda for the Swiss parliament, but a decision about buying them is being delayed until after summer, when parliament reconvenes in Bern.
The Gripen fighter jets have been making test runs in Switzerland this week, as part of the approval process for the planes to replace outdated Swiss military jets.
The government’s decision to buy 22 of the jets for CH3.21 billion came under fire in early 2012 and a process for approving the purchase was agreed with parliament.
Ed. note: RTS carries a lengthy article on the political ins and outs related to the purchase.