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  • Centuries of feuds between neighbours always can resurface as Norway

    shuns the Gripen !

    DATE:20/11/08
    SOURCE:Flight International
    Norway backs JSF selection, rejects Gripen NG
    By Craig Hoyle

    Norway has rejected an offer to acquire Saab's Gripen NG combat aircraft, with its government instead recommending that the nation maintain its commitment to purchase Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter as a replacement for its Lockheed F-16 fleet.

    http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...gripen-ng.html
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    I dont think its a feud, more like Norways airforce want an US aircraft to replace the F-16.
    The RM-12 some SAAB Gripen uses have 143k troublefree hours though.
    Last edited by Alessandro; 2010-11-21, 12:54. Reason: error, F-22 not a twin.
    "The real CEO of the 787 project is named Potemkin"

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Alessandro View Post
      I dont think its a feud, more like Norways airforce want an US aircraft to replace the F-16.
      The RM-12 some SAAB Gripen uses have 143k troublefree hours though.
      While the rest of us get on with life, one is glad to know that someone has been thinking through this major world issue for the past two years.

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      • #4
        I dunno? My father in law still calls them "The Evil Empire".
        Live, from a grassy knoll somewhere near you.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Alessandro View Post
          I dont think its a feud, more like Norways airforce want an US aircraft to replace the F-16.
          The RM-12 some SAAB Gripen uses have 143k troublefree hours though.

          No particularly a US aircraft - just the best - and the F-35 pretty much fits that category (the F-22 not being available). Interoperability with other NATO allies would also have played a part in the decision.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by HalcyonDays View Post
            While the rest of us get on with life, one is glad to know that someone has been thinking through this major world issue for the past two years.
            Well, I always supported recycling, in this case of older threads....
            "The real CEO of the 787 project is named Potemkin"

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