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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I want one!