Slovakia to purchase 14 new F-16 fighter jets
With all the aircraft due to be delivered by 2023, the 1.6-billion euro (1.8 billion U.S. dollars) contract also includes weaponry, logistics support and training for aviation and ground personnel.
"Slovakia has thus confirmed its commitment to increase its military spending to 2 percent of GDP," stressed Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini.
Gajdos pointed out that the purchase of new fighter jets will make Slovakia fully compatible with other EU and NATO members. ■