The Danish government is taking a close look at the candidates for its F-16 fighter replacement program.
A government team is now on a road trip to visit the companies vying for the prize, according to the Danish defense ministry.
First stop: Ft. Worth, Tex., where the Danes are grilling Lockheed Martin over the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Denmark is a partner in the multi-national program.
(credit: Lockheed Martin)
The Danes will then swing by St. Louis, Mo., to have Boeing walk them through the F/A-18E/F.
On the way back home, the Danes will make a stop in Sweden for a close-up look at the Saab Gripen in Linkoping.
One issue that also still needs to be resolved is to obtain the political decision to actually go ahead with the F-16 replacement program. While that seems likely, the final word hasn’t been spoken on the matter.