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Croatia launches a new fighter procurement drive

31st May 2019 - 13:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia


Croatia has launched a second fighter procurement attempt after a widely-publicised failure to secure secondhand F-16s offered by the Israeli government.

Defence minister, Damir Krstičević has publicly confirmed that Zagreb has initiated negotiations with the US and Swedish governments for the purchase of a squadron of multi-role fighter aircraft. Recently, the Croatian daily Jutarnji list, disclosed that the Croatia government decided to proceed forward with direct negotiations with selected governments on the fighter aircraft purchase.       

Krstičević provided only rudimentary details for the selection process. However, he did highlight that the Croatian government will consider the lessons learned

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Krassimir Grozev


Krassimir Grozev

Krassimir is a journalist based in Sofia, Bulgaria

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