Swiss parliament has now agreed to engage in the Swedish jet fighter Gripen
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
The Swiss political machinery has accepted that they would go ahead
with the Gripen deal. That process took a step forward today when the
security committee of the National Council voted yes to the deal.
In a press release from Saab, it writes that earlier today, the
security committee of the National Council (Nationalrat) in the Swiss
Parliament debated and voted “yes” to the procurement of Gripen E.
The committee reached a majority “yes” vote – 14 in favour and 9
against - and it is anticipated that the procurement will progress to
the plenum of the Nationalrat for votation in the September session.
“We are naturally very pleased by the decision of the security
committee of the Nationalrat. This is a very positive endorsement of
the Gripen programme.
Whilst we continue to respect and follow the political process, we also
continue to assemble the pre-production Gripen E. Also, our Swiss
industrial participation programme aiming at creating business between
the suppliers to Saab and Swiss companies is progressing. It has today
seen 456 contracts signed between our suppliers and 117 Swiss companies
valued at 315 MCHF,” says Lennart Sindahl, Senior Executive Vice
President and Head of Saab’s Aeronautics business area in the press
By Scancomark.com Team.