Swiss Air Force

Type: Organization
Name: Swiss Air Force
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Flick: Please don't hijack jets after business hours

The nice thing about news is that you don't necessarily have to believe it for it to be true.In fact, news can be all but impossible to believe, which is part of its intrigue.As proof, what follows is our latest collection of recent news stories, culled ... [Published Pantagraph.com - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Minimum wage and fighter jets make noise

National Direct democracyA proposal to introduce a minimum wage across Switzerland tops the bill for the nationwide ballot on May 18.The controversial purchase of new fighter jets for the Swiss Air Force is also high on the agenda.A lifelong ban on convicted ... [Published Swiss Info - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Gripen vote: how people power could ruin Saab’s $3bn Swiss deal

voters in Switzerland will be asked whether they want their government to fund 22 new Gripen fighter jets from Sweden. For Saab, the manufacturers of the Gripen, nearly $3bn hangs in the balance; meanwhile the Swiss Air Force urgently needs to replace ... [Published Air Force Technology - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 2 reports

Swiss voters set to sink Swedish jet fighter deal

Swiss voters are set to sink a massive defence deal with Swedish firm Saab to buy 22 fighter planes, an opinion poll showed Friday ahead of a referendum next month.The survey by the gfs.bern polling institute showed that 52 percent ofWith just six percent ... [Published The Local Switzerland - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Solar Plane Set to Circumnavigate the World

After successfully flying their solar-powered plane from Spain to Morocco in 2012, and across the U.S. in 2013, Swiss aeronautical enthusiasts are now getting ready to attempt a flight around the world next year. The new, improved version of the plane, ... [Published VOA News - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Should new jets or neighbours defend Swiss skies?

Image Caption:The hijacked Ethiopian plane entered Swiss airspace but the Swiss Air Force did not intercept it (Keystone)The hijacking of an Ethiopian airliner to Geneva two months ago highlighted shortcomings in Switzerland’s capability to protect its ... [Published Swiss Info - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 2 reports

Vulcan confirmed for RAF Waddington airshow flypast

The organisers of the RAF Waddington International Air Show have announced that the iconic Vulcan Bomber will return to Waddington to perform its magnificent display in front of more than hundred thousand visitors over the Air Show weekend of July 5- ... [Published Doncaster Free Press - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Saab, Pilatus join forces to offer PC-21 aircraft to Swedish Air Force

Saab has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Swiss aircraft manufacturer Pilatus Aircraft to work together in the replacement of the Swedish Air Force's existing pilot trainer aircraft.As part of agreement, the two companies will offer ... [Published Air Force Technology - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 2 reports

'Swiss fighter jet deal could triple in cost'

Published: 01 Apr 2014 08:00 GMT+02:00Updated: 01 Apr 2014 08:00 GMT+02:00Switzerland's defence deal to buy 22 fighter jets from Sweden might come with a price tag that's three times higher than the government claims, opponents said on Monday.Campaigners ... [Published The Local Sweden - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

Spying Makes People Stupid

This is dumb: Ahead of a Swiss referendum on the country’s plan to buy 22 fighter jets from Sweden, a report raised concerns Sunday that a US-made communication system onboard could be used for spying. According to a report in Swiss weekly Le Matin ... [Published Lawyers, Guns & Money - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 29 2014 - 1 reports

Swiss-Swedish plane deal fires up vote campaign

Direct democracyImage Caption:Pilatus PC-21 are used to train up fighter pilots (Keystone)Swiss aircraft producer Pilatus and Swedish aerospace company Saab are planning to set up a joint software development centre. They have also signed an agreement ... [Published Swiss Info - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 1 reports

Last Vulcan to star at Yeovilton Air day

Vulcan XH588 - Paul JohnsonComments (0)RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day 2014 is pleased to announce the participation of the world’s only airworthy Avro Vulcan B2 - XH558 'The Spirit of Great Britain' in its flying display on Saturday 26 July 2014. ... [Published Blackmore Vale Magazine - Mar 24 2014]

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...professor Alexandre Vautravers, an associate fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and editor-in-chief of Revue Militaire Suisse. "The F-5s that are currently flying are basically the same aircraft that were purchased in 1979. I don't think people are completely aware of that."
Huddles of huggers littered the Central Station concourse in Stockholm, just ten days after The Local dissected The Swedish Hug. "I've spent my life wondering why people don't hug more" one flash mobster said
"The two companies will offer the Pilatus PC-21 pilot training system to the Swedish Air Force, if it decides to replace the existing SK 60 fleet."
"As with all fighter plane deals, on top of the actual purchase price of  3.1 billion francs, you have to add operating and maintenance costs, as well a s upgrades needed in the future" Green Party lawmaker Daniel Vischer, a  member of the campaign coalition, said in a statement

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Flick: Please don't hijack jets after business ... [Published Pantagraph.com - Apr 16 2014]
Minimum wage and fighter jets make noise [Published Swiss Info - Apr 15 2014]
Gripen vote: how people power could ruin Saab’s... [Published Air Force Technology - Apr 14 2014]
Swiss voters set to sink Swedish jet fighter deal [Published The Local Switzerland - Apr 12 2014]
Swiss voters to sink Swedish jet fighter deal [Published The Local Sweden - Apr 12 2014]
Swiss voters set to sink Swedish jet fighter de... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Apr 11 2014]
Solar Plane Set to Circumnavigate the World [Published VOA News - Apr 10 2014]
Should new jets or neighbours defend Swiss skies? [Published Swiss Info - Apr 09 2014]
Super Hornet to create airshow buzz near Swindon [Published Swindon Link - Apr 05 2014]
Vulcan confirmed for RAF Waddington airshow fly... [Published Doncaster Free Press - Apr 03 2014]
Vulcan will take to Waddington Air Show skies [Published The Lincolnite - Apr 03 2014]
Saab, Pilatus join forces to offer PC-21 aircra... [Published Air Force Technology - Apr 01 2014]
Why the F-5 Tiger was the perfect plane to simu... [Published The Aviationist - Apr 01 2014]
'Swiss fighter jet deal could triple in cost' [Published The Local Sweden - Apr 01 2014]
Opponents charge Gripen jets cost could triple [Published The Local Switzerland - Mar 31 2014]
Gripen E Multirole Fighter Aircraft [Published Air Force Technology - Mar 31 2014]
Spying Makes People Stupid [Published Lawyers, Guns & Money - Mar 31 2014]
Swiss-Swedish plane deal fires up vote campaign [Published Swiss Info - Mar 28 2014]
[Video] Take a back seat ride with the Red Arro... [Published The Aviationist - Mar 28 2014]
Last Vulcan to star at Yeovilton Air day [Published Blackmore Vale Magazine - Mar 24 2014]
The Super Hornet will be coming to the Royal In... [Published Gloucestershire Echo Online - Mar 20 2014]
Minimum pay and fighter jets make noise [Published Swiss Info - Mar 18 2014]
Saab reveals full Gripen E design, cost savings [Published Flight International - Mar 13 2014]
Aviation writer Ben Sandilands challenges Malay... [Published ABC Online - Mar 12 2014]
Of FA-50s and Gripens [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Mar 09 2014]
The Swiss air force: armed and dangerous, but o... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Feb 19 2014]
Italian and French jets escorted hijacked plane... [Published The Aviationist - Feb 18 2014]
Black Eagles team at Singapore 2014: behind the... [Published The Aviationist - Feb 16 2014]
Sweden’s secret plan to impact Swiss Gripen deal [Published Radio Sweden - Feb 12 2014]
Davos’s World Economic Forum Air Defense [Published The Aviationist - Feb 01 2014]
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Why the F-5 Tiger was the perfect plane to simu... [Published The Aviationist - Apr 01 2014]
Developed as an advanced version of the F-5 fighter, the Northrop F-5E was selected to be the International Fighter Aircraft to follow the F-5A, and over 950 Tiger II were delivered to a wide variety of countries around the world. Moreover the F-5E demonstrated ...
Spying Makes People Stupid [Published Lawyers, Guns & Money - Mar 31 2014]
This is dumb: Ahead of a Swiss referendum on the country’s plan to buy 22 fighter jets from Sweden, a report raised concerns Sunday that a US-made communication system onboard could be used for spying. According to a report in Swiss weekly Le Matin ...
[Video] Take a back seat ride with the Red Arro... [Published The Aviationist - Mar 28 2014]
A cool video will bring you aboard one of the Red Arrows Hawk during a training display of their 50th aerobatic season. UK’s Red Arrows celebrate their 50th aerobatic season this year. Throughout 2014, the Royal Air Force’s team and their nine Hawk ...
Italian and French jets escorted hijacked plane... [Published The Aviationist - Feb 18 2014]
Italian Eurofighter Typhoons escorted the hijacked plane and handed over to the French Air Force because the Swiss Air Force was outside working hours. On Feb. 17, an Ethiopian Boeing 767 from Addis Abeba to Rome Fiumicino was hijacked by the copilot ...
Black Eagles team at Singapore 2014: behind the... [Published The Aviationist - Feb 16 2014]
Republic of Korea Air Force’s aerobatic display team “Black Eagles” was one of the highlights of the recent Singapore Airshow 2014. The 53rd Air Demonstration Group, nicknamed Black Eagles is, since Dec. 12, 1994, the official aerobatic display team of ...
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