The Czech Air Force has completed the MS20 capability upgrade to its fleet of Gripen fighter aircraft.
The MS20 upgrades include incorporating unguided and laser-guided bombs, new radar modes into the aircraft payload. Other upgrades include integrating the targeting electro-optical pod Litening III which will be used not only for guiding missiles and bombs, but also in aerial reconnaissance and combat. The upgrade also implements the Alliance datalink - Link 16 - as well as cryptomodules for covert communication, Saab said in a statement Wednesday.
The capability upgrade involves both hardware and software upgrades. On 12 March 2018, a symbolic date marking the 19th anniversary of Czech Republic’s entry into NATO, the new software package was integrated into the single and double seat versions of the Czech Gripen. After successful flight tests the MS20 software was integrated into the remaining fighters.
Saab today confirmed that they have received the request for information (RFI) document from the Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) for the procurement of 110 combat aircraft for the Air Force (IAF). Saab executives holding a press conference at the on-going Defense Exposition, DefExpo 2018 said Thursday that they have received the RFI and will be proposing Gripen E multi-role fighter jet for the program
Swedish firm Saab is showcasing demonstrate its Very Short-Range Air Defence (VSHORAD) missile system RBS 70 NG at DefExpo 2018, held in Chennai, India this week. The next generation ground-based air defence (GBAD) system provides a flexible and supremely effective, long-term answer to constantly evolving air defence requirements
Saab has received an order from TAURUS Systems GmbH for deliveries of components and hardware to the TAURUS KEPD 350 stand-off missile system. The order value amounts to approximately SEK 236 million (US$ 28 million) and deliveries will take place during the period 2019-2020
Swedish firm Saab has received an order from the Defence Material Organisation, DMO, for support and update of simulators to the Netherlands Armys Mobile Combat Training Centre. The order value amount to SEK 115 million is a two-year extension and includes an option for one additional year of support
Saab, a Swedish defense firm, has offered its Swordfish maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) for South Korean Navys requirement to procure six new aircraft to supplement its MPA fleet of 16 P-3C and P-3CK Orion planes in service. According to Yonhap, Saab argued Wednesday that its Swordfish aircraft is an optimum model for use by South Korea's Navy, which is seeking to bolster its ability to counter North Korea's submarines, some of which are equipped with ballistic missiles
The Czech Republics defense ministry announced last week that it will likely issue a tender for 12 army helicopters in the summer. The announcement was made during Defence Minister Karla Slechtovas visit to the 22nd Helicopter Base in Namest nad Oslavou on 9th April
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