March 27, 2018 / 8:15 PM / 4 months ago

Israeli made best offer for modernising Croatia's air force - statement

ZAGREB, March 27 (Reuters) - Israel made the most favourable offer for modernising the Croatian air force, the Croatian national defence council said in a statement on Tuesday.

“Following an expert assessment, the defence council has accepted that Israel made the best offer and accordingly gave a recommendation to the government,” the defence council, comprising top state and defence officials, said. Its recommendation must now be formally approved by the government.

Last year Croatia asked five countries to bid for contracts to supply fighter jets - Sweden, Israel, the United States, Greece and South Korea. (Reporting by Igor Ilic Editing by Alison Williams)

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