RAPCON From Puerto Rico, joined Jul 2006, 671 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5630 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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Mig21UMD From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 255 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5561 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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