Gripen to be Sold to Thailand

Despite protests the coalition government has given the approval to sell Gripen jet fighters to Thailand.

Mikael Östlund, the press secretary for Sweden’s Minister of Defence said in an interview with newsagency TT that the situation in Thailand is different now, and that after the military coup ended order had been restored.

The deal also includes a radar surveillance system and totals over half a billion US Dollars. If the deal is approved the planes would be delivered in 2011.