Thailand is said to want to buy more Gripen jets

Thailand will purchase other six Swedish Gripen fighter aircrafts the next ten years, reported Swedish Newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.

Thus the country would get 18 Gripen fighters. Svenska Dagbladet has the information from the British Defend and Security company IHS Jane, who refers to sources in the Thai Air Force.

In September should the air force of Thailand have expressed a wish to the government on the purchase. Thai medias wrote about it, but Saab, which produces the Gripen, would not comment on any requests received.

Sofia Karlberg, head of communication in National Defence and Security Export authorithy in Sweden said that the wish was uttered by Thai soldiers when the three Swedish jets were submitted on 11 September.

“But we have not received any formal request yet,” she said to Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå in Sweden.



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