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Slovakia Picks US Fighter Planes to Replace Russian-Made Jets

Slovakia has agreed to a $1.9 billion deal to buy 14 U.S.-made F-16 fighter jets to replace its aging Russian-made MiG-29s, its defense ministry said Wednesday. Slovakia picked the new F-16s made by Lockheed Martin over Swedish Gripen jets produced by Saab, calling them more modern and more advanced, according to an analysis published before the decision. "We picked the best solution because they are modern machines, which from a price, quality and capability point of view that we...

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