JAS 39 Gripen, F-16, L-39NG zero in for Tunisia’s fighter contract

Three aircraft are in the lead for Tunisia’s fighter jet requirement to replace its aging Northrop F-5 fleet. Tunisia first ordered its F-5 in 1981 Tunisia, taking delivery of 12 F-5’s (8 F-5E and 4 F-5F) in 1984-85. With five more from the Alconbury Aggressor Squadron (in 1989).