Sweden 'In Talks' With Botswana Over Gripen C/D Fighter Jets

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    Sweden 'In Talks' With Botswana Over Gripen C/D Fighter Jets
    HELSINKI — Sweden’s state-funded military materials procurement agency is denying that a deal has been struck to sell 12 Saab JAS Gripen C/D multirole fighters to Botswana. Försvarets Materielverk (FMV) confirmed that while the organization is "in talks" with Botswana, the number of aircraft under discussion is around eight and not 16.

    The aircraft type, the JAS Gripen C/D, is an older version of the Gripen. It is thought that Botswana is looking to secure a low cost value deal and buy eight surplus aircraft of this type.

    Initial reports out of Botswana suggested that a procurement contract valued at up to $1.7 billion had been signed with FMV.
    http://www.defensenews.com/story/de.../19/sweden-botswana-gripen-saab-jet/84598556/

    Their current primary fighter is the Canadian license built F-5. They only have 10 of them.

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