Oh, the poster behind Lucić shows we are in fact trying to sell Degman upgrade for T-72/M-84 tanks. Funny, I though our government was actively trying to prevent Degman sales. And any other defense contracts for that matter.
Let me articulate better what I said, so no one get offended: if would happen that following that survey result, based on something that doesn't exist and in the terms that was proposed by media has not any possibilities to exist, Slovenia would set back and stitch to the status quo without considering possiblealternatives, it would quite surely be...
all the things I have said before.
Better in that way? Now let's wait for outcomes and pass to other things, please
Guys, there's nothing new to add about this absurd SloCro AF idea. We all know that won't happen, fortunately. It would be like sharing a wife between two men. It's insane.
Looks like my guess was fairly accurate. The final agrement on participation seems to be missing but the ambition is there. (Update: SwAF says in Nov-4 newsletter they have an agreement for the possible participation of Croatian MEDEVAC helos in NBG. )
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Full article + Photos on the links.
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Swedish Armed Forces
Croatian helicopters practicing with the Nordic Battlegroup
Published: November 4, 2010 at 11:18
Since a few days back are two Croatian helicopters at F17 in Ronneby. They will practice together with the Nordic Battlegroup to be a possible support if the force is deployed in the first half of 2011.
In the continuing contacts with Croatia appeared the possibility to complement and reinforce the Nordic Battle Group with additional helicopters. The results of the negotiations has been that there is now a first agreement in place. It is what enables the Croats to participate in the NBG's final exercise Joint Action.
About twenty people
The Croatian contribution consists of two Mi-8 helicopter (as with any operation is changed to the Mi-17) and more than 20 people: pilots, engineers and medical personnel. They will be part of the NBG's air component Expeditionary Air Wing.
Last edited by signatory; 11-04-2010 at 11:05 AM. Reason: more
Reasons why Slovenia doesn't plan to buy it's own (or jointly with Croatia) fighter planes:
Because the current solution (NATO aircrafts) costs 0 $/€!!!!
Because fighter aircrafts are HUGE investment and there are other MORE IMPORTANT projects that need to be done to increase safety of our soldiers.
A fact is that your prime minister was the one bringing this idea up, wonder why... (you have only few operational planes so you wether need to upgrade them or buy new ones).
And I won't listen to crap from the media how we are unhappy with Italiy as capability provider and how we pay 40 mio EUR for air policing per year!!
Kalashnikov doing regular maintance
the best for the end
eaglefox:do you know what is this on Mil?
Last edited by SATNIK; 11-04-2010 at 01:31 PM.