18:41 / 08.12.2020.

Author: Branko Lozančić

Recommendations for new combat aircraft on Sunday

The Rafale combat aircraft (foto: Pixabay)

The Rafale combat aircraft (foto: Pixabay)

Foto: - / Pixabay

The government's Interdepartmental Commission for the Procurement of Fighter Planes should recommend the best offers for the purchase of new aircraft for the Air Force to the state leadership on Sunday.

Minister of Defense Mario Banožić said that the members of the Commission tried to establish as many contacts as possible with the countries that made an offer at our invitation, and the evaluation period will end with a feasibility study which will be the basis for a political decision.

“After December 12th, the Government, in cooperation with the Parliamentary Committee on Defense, the Defense Council will start making the final decision, which will be, I believe, at the beginning of 2021, followed by the signing of the contract. Given that this is a complex legal process, it could take 6 to 8 months. I believe that the contract will be signed by the end of 2021,” said Banožić.

Bids were submitted by the United States of America, which offered new F-16s, Israel, which offered used F-16s, France with the used Rafale aircraft, and Sweden with their Gripen.

Source: HRT

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