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Next Gen Hungarian Air Force Fighter Jets on the Horizon [Video]

As the defense news portal Janes has reported in a recent article, there are ongoing negotiations about a possible acquisition of the Swedish manufacturer Saab’s new generation fighter jets by the Hungarian Air Force.

Hungary currently operates a fleet of 14 Gripen C/D aircraft; in addition, four more are on order that would bring the fleet to a final 18. However, the Gripen C/D are now considered a capable, yet older generation aircraft that require an increasing amount of servicing and technological upgrades. The solution for countries operating older generation Gripens is on the horizon though, as Saab’s new Gripen E/F models are nearing their operational capabilities.

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— Saab (@Saab) May 17, 2024

According to Janes, Åsa Thegström, vice-president and deputy head of Aeronautics at Saab, spoke to journalists at Saab’s Linköping center, …

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Blues get Faksa from Dallas, Joseph from Ottawa [Video]

ST. LOUIS St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the team has acquired forward Radek Faksa from the Dallas Stars as well as forward Mathieu Joseph and a 2025 third-round pick from the Ottawa Senators, each in exchange for future considerations.