Croatia Seeks to Update Fighter Jets

Reuters news agency reports that next week Croatia will ask five countries to bid for contracts to supply fighter jets to modernize its military. In a statement the defense ministry said, “Next week we will send requests for proposal for buying fighter jets to five countries: Sweden, the United States, South Korea, Greece and Israel.” The former Yugoslav republic, has been a member of NATO since 2009 and of the European Union since 2013. Its air force currently operates a squadron of outdated MIG-21 fighter jets.

The ministry hopes the first new jets could become part of the Croatian air force by the end of 2020 if a decision on the acquisition is taken this year.

 

Reuters report found here.

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