Supersonic bangs alarm Ticino residents

Supersonic bangs alarm Ticino residents

March 23, 2018, 6:52 a.m.
Several schools and a court were evacuated yesterday morning as loud bangs were heard across Ticino and northern Italy.
Swiss fighters grounded due to cracks

Swiss fighters grounded due to cracks

Feb. 6, 2018, 5:54 a.m.
Five of the Swiss Air Force’s FA18 fighters have been grounded for the time being after engineers found microsc...
Swiss Air Force moves to Scotland

Swiss Air Force moves to Scotland

Oct. 26, 2017, 6:46 a.m.
The Swiss Air Force is to set up a training base in Scotland. 10 FA18 fighters and 100 support staff will go to an RA...
Thousands watch air force live firing exercise

Thousands watch air force live firing exercise

Oct. 13, 2017, 8:50 a.m.
Thousands trekked up the mountains yesterday to watch the Swiss Air Force’s annual live firing event
Chinese tourist killed by rock fall - possibly triggered by jets

Chinese tourist killed by rock fall - possibly triggered by jets

Sept. 28, 2017, 9:13 a.m.
A 42 year old Chinese tourist was killed on the Eiger after being struck by a falling rock. Witnesses say the rock fa...
Zurich rattled by sonic boom

Zurich rattled by sonic boom

Sept. 5, 2017, 6:51 a.m.
A sonic boom rattled Zurich yesterday morning as Swiss FA18s were scrambled to intercept a business jet enroute to Ir...
FA18 crash pilot found at fault

FA18 crash pilot found at fault

June 14, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
The Swiss pilot who was flying the FA18 fighter jet when it crashed in France in October 2015 will face charges of ne...
Another effort to upgrade Swiss fighter fleet

Another effort to upgrade Swiss fighter fleet

May 29, 2017, 6:49 a.m.
The Swiss government is going to try again in its efforts to upgrade the Swiss army’s fighter jet fleet.
Swiss fighters scrambled to follow business jet

Swiss fighters scrambled to follow business jet

April 25, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
Swiss fighters were scrambled yesterday morning as a business jet enroute to Paris from Beirut entered Swiss airspace...
Swiss Air Force increases 'opening hours'

Swiss Air Force increases 'opening hours'

Feb. 22, 2017, 5:45 a.m.
The Swiss Air Force is gradually increasing its opening hours – now fighter jets are available at the weekends.
Another 5 years before Swiss jets will be 24 hour operational

Another 5 years before Swiss jets will be 24 hour operational

Dec. 13, 2016, 10:05 a.m.
It’s still going to be another five years before the Swiss Air Force will have jets ready to intercept aircraft...
Russia asks Switzerland why plane was intercepted by fighters

Russia asks Switzerland why plane was intercepted by fighters

Nov. 21, 2016, 6:24 a.m.
Russia has demanded an explanation as to why the Swiss Air Force dispatched three fighter jets to escort a Russian ...
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