Swiss Air Force patch.
January 27, 2015
The Swiss army is not yet certain to repair combat aircraft that presented cracks at the beginning of the year.
Air Force first want to complete the inspection conducted on all devices before making a decision.
Northrop F-5E Tiger II Swiss Air Force
Five fighters have yet to be examined and are temporarily not allowed to fly. Cracks were detected on time for four fighters, detailed the Commander of the Swiss Air Forces Aldo Schellenberg speaking in an interview published Sunday in the weekly "Zentralschweiz am Sonntag".
If it turns out that additional jets for cracks, the four damaged units would likely be stored in the shed. This is already the case for 18 of the 54 Tiger's.
The price of a possible repair of cracked Tiger is not yet established, recognized Mr. Schellenberg. Their control costs about half a million Swiss francs. Models with two seats are not affected by the review, as already indicated in mid-January.
Northrop F-5E Tiger II Swiss Air Force two-seater
Another demonstration of the disastrous management of the Military Department of Defense. Government headed by the Defence Minister Ueli Maurer, if not repair these fighters is a "political tactic" to again challenge the vote of the people of Switzerland against the purchase of the Gripen (bad choice of fighter) and put the country with a accomplished fact, that is the excuse of not being able to provided aerial security of our country is pathetic!
It is not a question of money, funds are available to repair the aircraft and replace 24/24 aviation safety in the sky of Switzerland. Mr. Maurer is guilty of mismanagement and influence peddling to achieve his obscure political designs.
Cracks in the Swiss Air Force F-5E Tiger: http://orbiterchspacenews.blogspot.ch/2015/01/cracks-in-swiss-air-force-f-5e-tiger.html
It is not! The Gripen aircraft will not fly in Switzerland: http://orbiterchspacenews.blogspot.ch/2014/05/it-is-not-gripen-aircraft-will-not-fly.html
Images, Text, Credits: ATS/Swiss Air Force/Orbiter.ch Aerospace.