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Swedish fighter jet Gripen can be in operation in Croatia within a year

CroatiaPosted by Chambers of Commerce Sweden - Southeast Europe Fri, October 12, 2012 12:45:28

Croatia has recieved an official offer to buy 8 Jas 39 Gripen fighter jets from Sweden, reports Radio Sweden. Croatia has been offered C/D models of the Gripen jets, which are older than the new E/F models that Switzerland is set to buy from Sweden.
Croatia needs to replace the MiG-21 jets it has now, and according to Jerry Lindberg, project manager for Croatia at the Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency, the Jas Gripen jets are expected to be in operation in Croatia within a year.Jas Gripen planes are used in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Thailand, and South Africa.
The Croatian newspaper Jutarnji List quoted a spokesman at the Defence Ministry saying "We want the Swedish Gripen for our airforce to survive"

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