American company Textron Airland is bidding to sell its “budget” Scorpion jets to the Swiss government at one-seventh the cost of Swedish Gripen fighter planes turned down by voters in Switzerland this month. “The Scorpion is ideally suited to Switzerland’s circumstances,” Textron Airland president Bill Anderson is quoted as telling Tages Anzeiger in a report this week. “It is cheaper than the Gripen and still meets 90 percent of the tasks at hand,” Anderson said. “We could offer the jet to Switzerland for less than $20 million.” Swiss voters on May 18th shot down a deal approved by the government to buy 22 Gripen fighter jets from Saab for 3.1 billion francs ($3.5 billion). The planes were to replace the Swiss air force’s ageing fleet of 54 F-5 Tiger aircraft to defend Switzerland’s air space. Textron Airland’s Scorpion, first shown in Europe at air shows in Britain last summer, is not a supersonic fighter like the Gripen and is not intended to be, according to the manufacturer. The “multi-mission tactical military jet” is designed to be an affordable option for air forces to provide air space surveillance and intelligence. Anderson said most air force planes only conduct those kinds of… Read full this story
- Taiwan Says 25 Chinese Air Force Planes Entered Its Air Defence Identification Zone on Monday
- Video: Jet Maker Aerion Unveils Hypersonic Commercial Airliner With 2.5 Tokyo-to-LA Flight Time
- US Space Force Chief Sees ‘Fused Connection’ With Commercial Industry as Key to Success
- NATO urged to stand firm against Russian aggression as summit gets underway
- China's thrice bigger defence budget: Is India anxious?
- Taiwan Seeks US Cruise Missiles as Rumors Swirl of Artillery Deal Pitched by Washington
- F-35B jet purchase seen as part of vital relationship with US
- David and Victoria Beckham quit the US and jet back to UK to live in £6million estate
- Israel intensifying air war in Syria against Iranian encroachment
- Britain is sending a huge naval force through some of the most tense waters in Asia
- Lower-than-expected growth needs more room for private firms
- Scores dead as Myanmar junta puts on show of force
|Trident Cyclops Series Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 - US Air Force Camo4.7★ / check it now at Amazon||US Air Force White Phone Case for LG G2 check it now at Amazon||US Air Force Droid X Skin - Air Force: Aim High, Fly-Fight-Win Vinyl Decal Skin For Your Droid X5.0★ / check it now at Amazon||Trident Cyclops Case for Samsung Galaxy S4 - Retail Packaging - US Air Force Camo check it now at Amazon||US Air Force iPhone 5/5s Lite Case - Air Force Head On Lite Case For Your iPhone 5/5s check it now at Amazon||Wings of the Swiss Air Force$12.94||Revell Germany F/A-18C Hornet Swiss Air Force Model Kit check it now at Amazon||Mastercraft Collection B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Jet Plane Airplane Air Force Model Scale: 1/1003.7★ / $179.95||Gemini Jets U.S. Air Force (C-40B) B737-700(W) 1:400 Scale check it now at Amazon||Gemini Jets U.S. Air Force (Air Force Two) B757-200(W) 1:400 Scale1.0★ / check it now at Amazon||O-Ring Seal Kit for Benjamin & Air Force PCP Hand Pump (Genuine Rebuild Kit) check it now at Amazon||HRH Russian Language US Keyboard Cover Silicone Skin for MacBook Air 11" 11.6 Inch A1465 A1370$5.88||HRH - Korean Language US Keyboard Cover Silicone Skin for MacBook Air 11" 11.6 Inch A1465 A1370- Korean/English check it now at Amazon||Duckhead Plug Charger Wall US United States Canada Standard for Macbook Air 11 Inch 13 Inch 45w Ac Adapter Power Cord check it now at Amazon||US Flag Store 12 by 18-Inch Air Force Flag Mounted on 24-Inch Wooden Stick check it now at Amazon||Military Jets Wallpaper Border - Air Force…5.0★ / check it now at Amazon||Hot Wings F-20 Tigershark Swiss Air Force) check it now at Amazon||Extension Wall Cord Plug US United States Canada Standard for Macbook Air 11 Inch 13 Inch 45w Ac Adapter Power Cord check it now at Amazon||Twenty Essentials for the Air Force First Sergeant$5.99||Can You Create the Universal Pilot for the Universal Aircraft: Will Specialization Be Necessary for the Air Force F-35 Fleet?$52.71||Messerschmitt Me 109 in Swiss Air Force Service check it now at Amazon||Harnessing the Genie: Science and Technology Forecasting for the Air Force, 1944-1986 (Air Staff Historical Study)$1.18||AFOQT Secrets Study Guide: AFOQT Test Review for the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test check it now at Amazon||Stay Strong and Wait For Him - Air Force Logo Long Sleeve T-Shirt check it now at Amazon||Stay Strong and Wait For Him- Air Force Short Sleeve T-Shirt check it now at Amazon||US Air Force - Fighter Jets American Flag - for Back of Couch or Sofa - Cotton Woven Blanket Throw - Made in The USA (61x36)$39.95||+Protect | Shoe Crease Protector Guards for Sneakers: Air Force 1, Jordans, Dunks & More – 2 Pairs$13.99||US F-22 Raptor Demo Team F22 AIR Force Stealth Fighter Military Hook Loop Tactics Morale Embroidered Patch$7.5||AFOQT Study Guide: AFOQT Prep and Study Book for the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test$24.95||The Complete AFOQT Study Guide 2020-2021: Test Prep and Practice Test for the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test$9.99|
US firm pitches ‘budget’ jets for Swiss air force have 841 words, post on www.thelocal.ch at May 27, 2014. This is cached page on Smart Prices. If you want remove this page, please contact us.