Switzerland to buy 36 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning fighter jets

20:03 15 September Kyiv, Ukraine

Parliament in Switzerland approved the purchase of 36 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning fighter jets for $5.5 billion.

 
It is reported by The Local.Ch.

It is noted that last year Switzerland chose the F-35 as its next generation fighter. A referendum was even planned to ask whether such an expensive one-time purchase was appropriate for the defense of the country.

Later, the government said they would sign the contract before the referendum due to the fact that after the expiration of the initial offer, the planes will rise in price.