Together against the great powers: France, Germany and Spain a new European combat aircraft have brought on the way. The German Minister of defence Ursula von der Leyen, the German defence Minister Florence Parly and its Spanish colleague, Margarita Robles, signed a corresponding agreement.

In the presence of the French President, Emmanuel Macron has been to the air show, in French, Le, a first model of the new combat aircraft Bourget revealed. Leading the project, the companies Airbus and Dassault Aviation, that today, the Eurofighter and the Rafale are.

Also for Switzerland interesting?

The new jet fighter System to replace the ageing Tornado fighter jets, and the Eurofighter of the German Bundeswehr as well as the Rafale machines in the French air force. As a Supplement to the fighter jets and drones will be produced. A first test flight is planned for 2026.

For Switzerland, which currently holds, even after the new Jets are on the look-out announcement has no immediate effect Because the “Future Combat Air System,” as it is called, will only be available from 2040 available – as long as Switzerland can’t wait for this procurement.

However, If the Europeans are now developing a new Jet, you will no longer invest in the further development of Rafale and Eurofighter in Switzerland is currently to choose from, may. Whether this is a disadvantage for the two types, it will show in the Evaluation.

Paper airplanes have no Chance

it is Clear, however: paper plane is not going to buy Switzerland – as recently as last week, the Swedish Gripen E was not flown out of the race, because he is not yet ready.

However, the new European Super-Jet should be good for something, he could come in the next procurement in 20, 25 years to the kiss on the Hand. (sf/SDA)