F-35 Performs Well In Swiss Fighter Jet Evaluation Written 22 June 2021


An F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron, 33rd Fighter Wing  | U.S. Air Force photo by MSgt John Nimmo Sr.; Wikipedia; Public Domain

According to Reuters, Swiss broadcaster SRF reported Monday, citing three unidentified sources, that Lockheed Martin’s “F35-A Lightning II performed the best in a Swiss evaluation of what fighter jet to buy next, although the final political decision was still open.” SRF’s investigative program Rundschau said in a summary of a report to air Wednesday that “according to insiders, Switzerland can buy a larger number of F-35s with the budgeted 6 billion Swiss francs than would be the case with the three competitors. The F-35’s simulator could also be an asset: it would allow the F-35 to carry out significantly more virtual training missions than the competition.” The Swiss government is “supposed to decide this month among the Eurofighter from Airbus, the Rafale from France’s Dassault, The Boeing Company’s F/A-18 Super Hornet, or the F35-A.”
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