Czech Republic, Hungary Mull Joint Gripen Squadron

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    WARSAW — In a bid to boost regional defense cooperation, the Czech government is considering setting up a joint air squadron with Hungary that would comprise Saab JAS-39 Gripen fighter jets operated by the two countries’ air forces, local news agency CTK reported.

    The Czech Armed Forces operate 14 Gripens, and the country’s government had been planning to establish a joint squadron with neighboring Slovakia. However, Bratislava decided to extend the servicing deal for its Russian-built Mikoyan MiG-29 aircraft and postpone its planned lease of the Gripen fighters.

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    This is the kind of cooperation we need to see in the Baltics. They need to have a large amount of their forces integrated under a single command structure. Being in NATO is not enough. I would even go as far as saying that they could jointly procure and operate equipment.
     
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