Aerial Warfare

Saab Receives Order for Swedish Gripen Fighter Development and Operational Support

Swedish Air Force JAS 39 Gripen C fighter with weapons.
Swedish Air Force JAS 39 Gripen C fighter with weapons.

Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the maintenance and provision of resources for development and operational support of Gripen. The total value of the order is SEK 345 million. The order from FMV mainly comprises operations relating to rigs, simulators, and test aircraft for verification and validation of the Gripen fighter aircraft system, versions C/D and E, as well as operational support for Gripen C/D. The work will primarily be carried out at Saab’s facilities in Linköping, Gothenburg, Järfälla, and Arboga.

The Saab JAS 39 Gripen is a light single-engine supersonic multirole fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace and defense company Saab AB. A major redesign of the Gripen series, previously referred to as Gripen NG (Next Generation) or Super JAS, now designated JAS 39E/F Gripen began deliveries to the Swedish Air Force and Brazilian Air Force in 2019. Changes from the JAS C to JAS E include a larger fuselage, a more powerful engine, an increased weapons payload capability, and new cockpit, avionics architecture, electronic warfare system and other improvements.

“We look forward to continuing to support our customers by delivering the support they need to optimally conduct their operations,” says Lars Tossman, Head of the Aeronautics business area at Saab.

Saab is a leading defence and security company with a mission to help nations protect their populations and contribute to the safety of people and communities. With 19,000 skilled employees, Saab develops technology and solutions for a safer, more sustainable, and fairer world. Saab develops, manufactures, and maintains advanced aeronautics systems, weapons, command and control systems, sensors, and underwater systems. Saab is headquartered in Sweden but with global operations where Saab is a part of many nations’ defence capabilities.

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