Interessante Einschätzung der Legitimation von Leasing zum Betrieb der Kampfflugzeugflotte eines neutralen Staates - Claude Nicollier schreibt hier, dass das Leasing von Kampfflugzeugen für einen unabhängigen und neutralen Staat ein "No-go"
Air2030: Zusatzberichte liegen vor
https://www.ar.admin.ch/de/home.detail. ... 74878.html
- Lausanne, le 24 avril 2019
sur le rapport du groupe d’experts
« Avenir de la défense aérienne »
Sécurité de l’espace aérien
pour la protection de la Suisse et de sa population
https://www.newsd.admin.ch/newsd/messag ... /56764.pdf
De même, lors de chaque achat d'avions de guerre, l'idée de leasing réoccupe le terrain. La Suisse a en effet leasé 12 avions Tiger à l'Autriche en 2004. Mais l'inverse doit rester un « no go » évident pour un pays indépendant et neutre.
Aber in Österreich tut man seit Jahren so, als wäre Leasing ein Patentrezept für eine "Luftraumüberwachung zum Nulltarif"
Forging New Relationships
(30. April 2019)
http://esd.eu.newsmemory.com/eebrowser/ ... e=4E99669C
ESD: Regarding future airspace surveillance over Austria: Last year, AERO-Vodochody from the Czech Republic made an offer for new L-39NG jet trainers. Since the replacement of the old SAAB 105 has become an urgent matter, what should we do with the EUROFIGHTER, not to mention an exchange?
M. Kunasesk: We are very grateful for the offer made and renewed by my Czech colleague. We are pleased to receive all the figures, data and facts that will help us to make a decision. The Austrian public is focusing on the EUROFIGHTER, yet in reality, as you said, it is much more urgent to replace the daily aerial surveillance part currently covered by the SAAB-105. They will only fly for two or three more years. Everyone knows that we are in a decision-making process at a government level until the summer and do not want to rush things. In any case, there is an interest in having an intergovernmental agreement.
ESD: Minister Metnar, do you understand that Austria needs time to make a decision, and how quickly could such aircraft be delivered by the Czech company?
L. Metnar: I have reiterated our offer for 2018. We understand that such an acquisition is a substantial, lasting, sovereign and national decision. We, therefore, fully understand that Austria wants to make sound choices. If it then finds interest in our offer - the purchase of the L-39NG training aircraft - we will have to discuss the timeframe and everything else related to it. Perhaps, you know that this newest model only flew last Christmas. Fortunately, we have spoken openly and clearly about it, and as long as no decision has been made, I consider predictions about delivery cycles to be speculative and misleading.
ESD: Minister Kunasek, how do you see this offer in terms of time pressure or value for money? Would this latest version of the ALBATROS jet meet Austrian requirements?
M. Kunasek: Let me repeat at this point that this issue has been important to me from the outset. And we must find a solution quickly. Ass you know, our Chancellor Sebastian Kurzhas said before Christmas that we will not take this sensitive and highly political decision on the future composition of our airspace surveillance before the middle of the year, because we have to wait for the results of the [third] parliamentary [Eurofighter] investiga- tion. Of course, I take note of the offer and we will use the time to explore everything. In the end, a lot of taxpayers’ money is at stake and it is, therefore, necessary to strike a balance between growing necessity and a ‘steady hand’. That is why I will not comment on individual offers here, nor do I know them personally in detail.
ESD: Minister Metnar, can you give details about the offer of the AERO company? How many planes, at what price, and with what delivery schedules, since it takes about two years?
L. Metnar: I do not want to go into that now. It will be a decision of a sovereign state that has not yet even defined its demands and parameters. That is when it will be time to talk about numbers, timelines and numbers. We both have experiences with such large acquisitions to modernize the armies, I think.
M. Kunasek: I would like to add here that although we have not talked about possible supply cycles, I believe that these are or will be properly assessed at an expert level.
ESD: In 2017 or 2018, Austria had asked the air forces of several countries whether they could provide training quotas or training sessions for Austrian AF personnel if the fleet of “105” aircraft suddenly were to die prematurely.
L. Metnar: Yes, it is part of the project we offered in 2018. Of course, there should be a bilateral agreement. It is possible to train Austrian pilots and ground personnel in modern facilities in our country, such as in LOM-Prague or LOM-Pardubice. [Author’s note: Even before this visit, it was agreed that in spring 2019, pilots of the Austrian AF would visit or use the modern simulation centre LOM Pardubice].
ESD: The Austrian side has once again stressed that it prefers a procurement agreement between its Government and that of the manufacturer country. Do you see any particular advantages in this?
L. Metnar: The advantage of doing business at intergovernmental level is that it is simpler or more effective. In other words, when a state buys from another state, it receives a government guarantee, as opposed to a traditional offer or deal between a company and a government. We have discussed this model and it might be the right one for us if Austria has made up its mind.