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Switzerland signs contract for 36 US fighter jets

SpaceDaily.com reports: “Switzerland signed a controversial contract on Monday to buy 36 US F-35 stealth fighter jets at a cost of more than six billion francs ($6.2 billion).

‘National Armaments Director Martin Sonderegger and the Swiss F-35A Program Manager Darko Savic signed the procurement contract on 19 September 2022 at armasuisse in Bern,’ said armasuisse, the country’s arms procurement agency.

‘With this, the procurement of 36 F-35A is contractually agreed,’ it added.

The selection of the F-35 by the Swiss government in June 2021 sparked some controversy, particularly in light of the cost-overruns of the fighter programme in the United States…”

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