Croatian Armed Forces Chief of General Staff General Mirko Šundov, Minister of Defence Damir Krstičević and President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović (Photo: HRT) Croatian Armed Forces Chief of General Staff General Mirko Šundov, Minister of Defence Damir Krstičević and President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović (Photo: HRT)

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović asked the Chief of General Staff to provide at detained report on the current state of the Air Force at the thematic session.

The president expressed hope that the process of rejuvenating the Air Force will continue with an aim to find a solution as soon as possible, said a statement from her office.

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“The state and perspectives of combat technology in the Croatian Air Force obliges the Republic of Croatia to continue the modernization process, while urgency in action is the result of years of delaying the decision on the future of the Air Force and the current state after the overhaul of 2013,” said the statement.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Damir Krstičević and Croatian Armed Forces Chief of General Staff General Mirko Šundov presented the president with a report today on a meeting with representatives from the state of Israel who informed them of their inability to deliver the F-16 Barak aircraft, according to specifications from their offer.

Source: HRT