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Switzerland Plans to Send Its Old Fighter Jets Back to the U.S.

A Swiss Air Force F-5 Tiger fighter jet.
A Swiss Air Force F-5 Tiger fighter jet.Photographer: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

The U.S. is expected to buy 22 aging fighter jets from Switzerland, a country that’s struggling to modernize its own air force.

U.S. Navy representatives and the Swiss defense procurement agency, known as Armasuisse, discussed the deal in July, an agency spokesman said by email on Sunday. The contract is expected to be signed once U.S. lawmakers approve the fiscal 2020 defense budget, he said.