Switzerland Begins Plotting Future Air Defense Solutions

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International.

Swiss F/A-18 Hornet. Source: Defense Industry Daily

Switzerland’s long-term air-defense plans are beginning to come into view following the unveiling by the Swiss Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) of recommendations by an expert group charged with examining the country’s combat aircraft and air defense requirements. Continue reading

Baltics Consider Pulling Together for Air Defense Needs

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst,  Forecast International.

MEADS air defense system

MEADS air defense system

The defense ministers of the three Baltic states – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – are publicly contemplating the procurement of an air defense system to be operated jointly. The three tiny countries currently rely upon NATO to conduct air policing over their skies, a practice that has been ongoing since their entry into the Alliance in 2004.

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