Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Vice-President of Aircraft Company: Dutch Defense Ministry Lying

Bob Kemp, senior vice-president of the Swedish aircraft manufacturer Saab Gripen International, has said that Deputy Minister of Defense Jack de Vries (Christian Democrat) has sent information to Parliament which contains “clear lies”. The deputy minister wrote that Saab has no simulator to test its new type of aircraft. This is untrue, said Kemp, whose company is the only one in competition with Lockheed Martin which is producing the American JSF plane. The Dutch government is now in the process of deciding which plane to purchase. Kemp said that this is the second time the deputy minister has given false information. Last time De Vries apologized.

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