Norway is looking for a new jet fighter, with the capabilities to defend souvereignity in the vast ocean areas from north of Denmark, east of Scotland, Iceland, north of Spitzbergen to Russia.
Four planes are competing in the final rounds:
** Eurofighter Typhoon (European consortium)
** Dassault Rafale (French)
** JSF F-35 (US)
** JAS 39 Gripen (Swedish)
See a promo video of the JSF here: http://www.dagbladet.no/nyheter/2006/05/30/467618.html
The RNoAF is investing into planes, and the navy has invested in new combat fregates (the first one on its way from the Spanish wharf as I type), stealth mine sweepers and stealth missile torpedo boats.
So... Where is my new G36?