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    Austria is considering to get rid of the Eurofighter Typhoons. The reasons are the maintenance costs and the upcoming upgrade costs (all Typhoons are of Trache 1). As the Saab 105 will be retired by 2020 they soon need a replacement.

    According to the article (only in german, sorry) 19 models are potential replacements. Among these: F-16, Saab Gripen and Dassualt Rafale.


    http://diepresse.com/home/innenpolit...ft?xtor=CS1-15


    Does anybody know what the other options are? Maybe even some Russian models (Suchoi, MiG)?
    Does it make much sense to replace the Typhoon with the F-16 or Rafale? I assume costs are similar, right?

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    Well, Austria is also investigating EADS for fraud over the Eurofighter deal so there is probably a lot more to it than just costs.

    http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/...ion-probe.html

    As for what might replace it, I would imagine the F-18 is on the list and perhaps the F-35 but it's probably very unlikely. Boeing might try to market an F-15 variant, but it's probably a no go as well unless Boeing sells it super cheap. If they want to go outside of western nations, probably the MIG-29/35 or some kind of Sukhoi Su-27 variant (SU-30/35/37).

    If I had to guess, I'd say they'll go with the Gripen.

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    Ah, it's on Fox News. It must be true and accurate reporting then !
    If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !


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    Quote Originally Posted by brianw999 View Post
    Ah, it's on Fox News. It must be true and accurate reporting then !
    That's called "Alternative facts" nowadays

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