Slovakia is to begin official talks with Sweden for the rental of flying hours on Gripen jet fighters.
The Slovak Defense Minister Martin Glvac on Wednesday told Xinhua that the Slovak government maintains that Sweden is the only country to offer a deal whereby it could rent flying hours.
Details of the costs and number of Gripen jet fighters to be used in Slovakia are still to be worked out.
The Slovak Armed Forces currently have Mig-29 jet fighters at their disposal, the contract for which will expire in 2016.
According to Glvac, Slovakia cannot afford to purchase new fighter jets. The Czech Republic is also renting Gripen aircraft from Sweden.
The Slovak military will purchase two Italian tactical transport aircraft C-27J Spartan, according to local media reports. Defence Minister Martin Glváč announced that the contract on delivery of the two machines will be inked next week, the TASR newswire reported
The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Sweden have signed a letter of intent agreeing to co-operate on using the Saab Gripen fighter paving the way for a potential Slovakian acquisition of the aircraft. “Today's signing will lay the foundation for bilateral co-operation around a common airspace surveillance of Slovakia and the Czech Republic,” the Swedish defence ministry said August 30
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