On Air Now
BBC Newshour Extra

BBC Newshour Extra

10 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Follow WRS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Listen Live
Just Played
BBC Overnight Programming

BBC Overnight Programming

11 p.m. - 5 a.m.
Next on WRS

CHF 6bn set aside for new fighter jets

National News // Sept. 25, 2019

The upper chamber of Parliament has given the green light to the purchase of new fighter jets. 

Pixabay CHF 6bn set aside for new fighter jets

The new planes will cost CHF 6bn – maybe more due to the conditions attached to the purchase.

The parliamentarians are insisting the manufacturer spend the same amount of money in Switzerland, using so called offset transactions.

Aircraft components could be produced in Switzerland and maintenance contracts handed to Swiss firms. This could push the price up by as much as 20%.

It’s hoped this will persuade voters to back the deal – as they will have the final say.

Related articles