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Croatia Future Fighter Purchase Options?  
User currently offlineMig21UMD From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 270 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6127 times:

Croatia has laid out its plans for her military for the next 15 years.
Information available on the Ministry of Defence web site.
www.morh.hr also available in English.

Stated, the Mig 21s with be retired by 2011 by which time a new fighter will enter service. Croatia will begin to look for a front line multi roll fighter in 2009.

Q1. Which aircraft do you believe will most suit Croatia requirements and
Q2. Which aircraft do you see defending Croatia in 2011?

I believe it will either be the upgraded F16 a/b or the Saab JAS 39 Gripen.

The Gripen would have to be the favourite with even Johan Lehander, Gripen CEO, identified Croatia as a market they will be targeting to sell the Gripen to.

Aircraft such as the F18 and Mig29 have also been mentioned but are more unlikely.


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User currently offlineRAPCON From Puerto Rico, joined Jul 2006, 671 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6109 times:

Well they should've gone after the F-16 MLU's that the Dutch were giving away (and Chile jumped on). That would've been the best deal. Croatia may also want to take a ride out to Davis-Monthan to see if there is anything worthwhile out in the desert (low hour F-16's).

Depending on the price, and if Croatia can piggy back unto USN purchases, the F-18E should be looked at.



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User currently offlineSAS A340 From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6079 times:

of course i hope for them to chose the Gripen,The F-18 is definitely a overkill!


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User currently offlineMig21UMD From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 270 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6040 times:

I too beleive the Gripen would be the best option. They could get a good leasing deal like the Czechs and Hungarians but....

Politics might get in the way here though. Croatia is also looking at purchasing 130 armed APC for the Army. One of the fav options is made by General Dynamics. There is talk that the two ( F16 and APC) will be purchesed together if a good deal is worked out.



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User currently offline9A-CRO From Croatia, joined Jun 2000, 1574 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 5974 times:
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only F-16 and Gripen are seriously under consideration

F-16 might have slight advantage now, especially after recent kiss-ass visit of prime minister to US of A

I'd prefer to see Gripens

and can't wait to see new Mi-17s to arrive to fleet early next year,
good choice, since we already have Mi-8


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User currently offlineMigFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5936 times:

Maybe it would be something alittle bit more "low-key"?

An armed Hawk or Yak-130?

/M


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4952 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5885 times:

Quoting 9A-CRO (Reply 4):
only F-16 and Gripen are seriously under consideration

If both prove to be quite expensive, then.....

Quoting MigFan (Reply 5):
something alittle bit more "low-key"?



Quoting MigFan (Reply 5):
or Yak-130?

The Yak-130 or LUS might be a reasonable compromise, as even Russia(?) and Ukraine(?) are adopting it as second echelon fighter - per Oct 2006 Air Forces monthly.

Quoting 9A-CRO (Reply 4):
and can't wait to see new Mi-17s to arrive to fleet early next year,

What about Kamov Ka-52 Alligators to partner those?

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User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4952 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5824 times:

Two competing designs - although one likely won't see series production.....


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