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  • 28 February 2013
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    The Gripen contract: tactical surprise or political cowardice?

    The Czech government, who was supposed to examine yesterday the Swedish proposal for the prolongation of the leasing of the 14 aircraft JAS-39 Gripen in service in the Czech Armed Forces, decided to postpone the examination till 20th March.

  • 4 December 2012
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    Succession of Czech Gripen: decision between end of March 2013

    “The fighter force is and will remain a strong component of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic. It is one of the main attributes of the State sovereignty”. With those words, Mr. Vondra, the Czech Defense Minister about to leave, expressed his satisfaction about the last Swedish proposal linked with prolongation of the Gripen fighters lease.

  • 3 December 2012
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    Czech Gripen: chronicle of a foretold prolongation

    On 3rd December 2012, Mr. Alexandr Vondra, the Czech Defense Minister, will brief the National Security Council about the conclusions of negotiations with Sweden linked with prolongation of leasing period of the 14 JAS-39 Gripen jets in service in the Czech Armed Forces.