Czech JAS Gripen deal "too expensive"?
The Czech Republic has turned down the latest Swedish proposal for a lease on 14 Swedish-made JAS Gripen fighter jets.
Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas says the deal would be too expensive for his country.
The current deal between Sweden and the central European country ends in 2014, and both nations are now negotiating an extension, news agency TT reports. The Czechs say they have now given Sweden until the end of November to come up with a new bid.