“The Gripens had been leased to European air forces, so there is nothing new about such a deal.
He also denied that RMAF had ranked the aircraft in the technical evaluation.
Instead, he said, the aircraft’s strengths and weaknesses were documented for further evaluation.
Orang kata biarlah kalah semasa membeli dan menang semasa memakai.
Rodzali dismissed any hint of an arm race in the impending buy.
“Another reason is technology. Technology is moving rapidly. We cannot afford to be left behind.