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Belgian Defense Ministry is exploring proposals for the supply of new fighters

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Authorized structures of Britain and the United States, together with the manufacturing companies, submitted final proposals to the Belgian military department in a tender for the purchase of new fighters, reports TSAMTO.


Belgian Defense Ministry is exploring proposals for the supply of new fighters


The new fighters should replace the F-54 in service with the 16 of the Belgian Air Force, whose service life will expire in the 2023-th 2028 year.

The British Department of Defense announced that it had submitted a final proposal for the supply of Typhoon fighter jets with BAE Systems, and the Joint F-35 program management together with Lockheed Martin submitted the final proposal for the delivery of F-35A Lightning-2.

At present, the Belgian command has begun the procedure for evaluating proposals.

“During this stage, any contacts with state bodies of the supplier countries or companies-applicants are prohibited. Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of previously defined criteria, including: total sales value, combat capabilities, military cooperation and interaction, protection of basic security interests, opportunities for further development, ease of use and deployment, operational and technical support ”, - it is said in the publication.

The assessment is entrusted to a group of 33 experts divided into 7 subgroups, each of which will evaluate one criterion.
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  1. Horst78
    Horst78 21 February 2018 13: 55
    +2
    And F-16 will be sold to "allies" from Romania, Bulgaria and other "developed" NATO countries lol
  2. AlexVas44
    AlexVas44 21 February 2018 14: 03
    0
    Is that Belgium have no choice? Or Typhoon or F-35A?
    1. Sergey39
      Sergey39 21 February 2018 14: 09
      +3
      But why? You can offer SU 35 or MIG 35
      1. pavelty
        pavelty 21 February 2018 14: 13
        0
        Is it your sarcasm?
      2. Romka47
        Romka47 21 February 2018 14: 19
        +1
        are you an aggressor’s weapon? they will rather buy Me109.
  3. Topotun
    Topotun 21 February 2018 14: 50
    +3
    In my opinion it was easier to upgrade the same F-16s. And do not soar your brains with the acquisition of expensive toys in maintenance. Especially Belgium. However, the rich have their own quirks.
  4. AntiFREEZ
    AntiFREEZ 21 February 2018 15: 22
    +1
    During this stage, any contact with government authorities of the supplier countries or companies-applicants is prohibited.

    Hard at them there. And this is in such matters, IMHO, right. We would have this with public procurement recourse
    1. dogens
      dogens 21 February 2018 20: 26
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      Quote: AntiFREEZ
      During this stage, any contact with government authorities of the supplier countries or companies-applicants is prohibited.

      Hard at them there. And this is in such matters, IMHO, right. We would have this with public procurement recourse

      We are also prohibited. So do not be surprised.
  5. Pete mitchell
    Pete mitchell 21 February 2018 18: 06
    +4
    Do not go to a fortuneteller: at plus or minus the same price, Typhoon is a 4th generation airplane, F-35 fifth.
    Well, the Americans pat the head - the choice is obvious
    1. Omskgasmyas
      Omskgasmyas 22 February 2018 07: 01
      +1
      F-35 to the 5-th generation does not reach. Yes, and childhood diseases in the "Penguin" above the roof. It’s like a bomber, but like a fighter ... It is not for nothing that the United States is resuscitating production for its Air Force 1000 F-15 and F-16.
      1. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 22 February 2018 14: 12
        +3
        Quote: Omskgazmyas
        The United States is resuscitating production for its Air Force 1000 F-15 and F-16.

        Without banter - please indicate the source
        1. Omskgasmyas
          Omskgasmyas 26 February 2018 08: 48
          +1
          Sorry, I put it wrong. That's right - about 1000 pilots F-15 and F-16 are returned to flight service. Airplanes for them will take, as I understand, from the reserve.
          1. Pete mitchell
            Pete mitchell 6 March 2018 00: 39
            +4
            I doubt that everything is so simple, but thanks for the answer.
            I don’t think it’s so easy to get planes out of amarc: expensive, and even more expensive with modernization. Well, it’s so hard for them to find 1000 pilots now: the people lodged in the airline and are not eager for service, they can’t even get “computer pilots” for drones, a shortfall of a thousand people
            We will not worry