ZAGREB, July 4, 2019 – The Croatian government on Thursday established an interdepartmental commission for the procurement of multi-purpose combat aircraft in line with the conclusion of the Council for Defence and the Parliament’s Committee on Defence that Croatia needs to maintain the ability to protect its airspace with its own combat aircraft.
“This is a strategic project of great value and it must be transparent and legal. I’m therefore glad that both the Council and the Committee have unanimously supported the government’s decision to launch the procurement process,” Defence Minister Damir Krstičević said.
He noted that the procurement process would take into account the necessary capabilities and financial means available.
The commission will be in charge of preparing and conducting the process of procurement of multi-purpose fighter jets and propose decisions to be made by the government and other institutions.
It will also be in charge of defining possible options for the training of pilots to fly the multi-purpose fighter jets as well as propose the relevant decisions.
The commission is co-chaired by the head of the office of the prime minister, Zvonimir Frka-Petešić, and the director of the Armed Forces Main Staff, Vice Admiral Robert Hranj.
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