20.10.2014 by Denys Kolesnyk
The Armed Forces of Ukraine are currently in a very difficult situation and need a radical update. It is obvious, that in the nearest future Ukraine has to update its aircraft fleet. It is clear, that the military jets procurement should be carried out through the international tender system, however, it is also obvious, that the aircraft should be as multi-functional and inexpensive as possible in order to reduce the maintenance costs. Having several types of military jets is a luxury for Ukraine.
That’s why the leadership and the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine have returned to the idea of Swedish jet JAS-39 “Gripen” adoption.