Brazil is in talks with Saab for transfer of Gripen technology which allows local manufacture and development of the fighters jets, according to Prensa Latina.
Marco Antonio Raupp, Brazil’s Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, met Hakan Buskhe, President and CEO, Saab last week to discuss about initiating technology transfer and co-operation between Brazilian and Swedish defence companies.
The minister talked about a national program called "Science without borders", which will be an important tool to create the new technology for Gripen NG manufacturing process.
"The intention is to combine our interests for strengthening the partnership", said Mr. Raupp.
With the Swiss referendum on the purchase of 22 Jas Gripen aircraft underway, the fate of the countrys “Patrouille Suisse” aerobatic team also hangs in the balance. In a statement issued by the Swiss Federal Dept
Saab has won a contract estimated $26 million to support and maintain Gripen throughout 2014 on behalf of the Swedish Armed Forces. The order comprises support and maintenance operations and ensures the continued operation of Gripen in Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary and Thailand with a focus on delivering technical documents, ground equipment, component maintenance and more
Brazil's Defense Minister Celso Amorim met Sweden's Secretary of State for Defence Carl von der Esch last week to discuss about the progress on the Gripen deal, according to the official blog for Gripen. The Swedish delegation also met with the Secretary General of Ministry of Defence, Ari Matos Cardoso, who said that he is creating a Working Group (WG) which will monitor the entire process of purchase of the aircraft and the process should be completed and formalized by the end of February
SAAB is accused of attempting to influence a Swiss referendum that could determine whether or not the Swiss air force purchases 22 new JAS Gripen jets. The aircraft-maker is accused of quietly funding campaigns in favor of the deal (worth $3
Brazil Ministry of Defense will have to seek approval from its countrys Congress for the purchase of 36 Swedish Gripen NG fighters. Defense Minister Celso Amorim said that the choice of aircraft by the Brazilian government was based on three criteria: price, technology transfer and performance
Brazil is considering leasing or buying second-hand Gripen C/D fighters until the new-generation Gripen E enters service in 2018, according to Defense Aerospace. Initial deliveries will go to Sweden, however, and first deliveries to Brazil are not expected until two years later, in 2020, contrary to earlier reports
Embraer and Saab have partnered in a joint program management for the F-X2 Project. Embraer will coordinate all development and production activities in Brazil on behalf of Saab and participate in systems development, integration, flight tests, final assembly and deliveries of both the single and two-seat versions of Gripen NG aircraft
The Swedish Armed Forces may acquire more Gripen E to support its existing operational capacity on account of possible lending of Gripen C/D to Brazil and Switzerland in the near future, according to Corren.se
Sweden should procure 10 additional JAS Gripen aircraft in adding up to a total 70 jets it has already agreed to procure, the countrys Defense Mininster Karin Enstrom said Friday. Enstroms comments came in the wake of the crisis in Ukraine and also of widely publicized Russian military flight incidents last year, when Moscow attack aircraft flew practice missions over Sweden, reported Radio Sweden
Gripen Flies For The First Time With New IRST Sensor Saab has successfully performed the first flight with the new sensor IRST (Infra Red Search and Track) which will feature in Gripen E, according to schedule, the company said in a statement today. The IRST does not emit a signal and can, without revealing the aircrafts own position, silently detect, track and identify all types of targets
Brazilian Defense Minister Celso Amorim on Wednesday announced plans to build the countrys first aircraft carrier to replace its aging models as part of a modernization program. The program has included orders for submarines, helicopters and supersonic aircraft via technology transfer agreements with the proviso that the hardware is made in Brazil
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