After the cancellation of the order for J-39 Gripen following a popular vote, the Swiss air force must simultaneously replace their 26 F-5 and their 30 F-18. THE next call for tenders has been announced by the Swiss authorities and 5 manufacturers have been selected: Boeing for the F18 E / F, Dassault for the Rafale, Lockheed for the F35, Saab for the J-39 and Eurofighter for the Typhoon . At the same time, a call for tenders for the replacement of the anti-aircraft defense system will be launched, and 3 manufacturers have also been selected: Eurosam with the SAMP / T based on Aster missiles, Raytheon for the Patriot, and the Israeli Rafael for the David Sling system. The Swiss electorate will have to vote on whether or not to maintain air defense.
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