Thai air force to buy F-35A Gripen fighter jets from Sweden

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Thai air force to buy F-35A Gripen fighter jets from Sweden

A Swedish Air Force JAS - 39 Gripen fighter aircraft arrives at Graf Ignatievo Air Base AB Bulgaria BGR in support of the Partnership for Peace Exercise Cooperative Key 2003. Billy Johnston, USAF.

After the US refused to sell F-35A fighter jets to the Royal Thai Air Force RTAF, the RTAF has reportedly changed its plans and will now buy the aircraft from Sweden.

The RTAF plans to purchase three more Gripen jet fighters from Sweden to add to its fleet in Wing 7 in Surat Thani province after losing one in a crash. The air force had previously bought 12 Gripens, which cost about two billion baht each.