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.
Earlier, the Swedish Government had planned to upgrade the existing Gripen C/D fighters to the enhanced E-model configuration for the Air Force. However, it has now decided that the acquisition process will include production of the new generation aircraft as well.
“Thanks to the increasing interest in Gripen, there is a demand for hiring more C / D aircraft. To ensure that the Swedish Armed Forces' operational capacity can be maintained during this time, we want to be able to build new components and as well as entire Gripen E,” says Sweden’s Defence Minister Karin Enstrom.
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
Ahead of a Swiss referendum to buy 22 Gripen fighter aircraft the countrys lawmakers opposing the deal say it could cost three times more than the government claims. Campaigners who are gearing up for the May 18 plebiscite warned that the price tag could swell to 10 billion Swiss francs (8
The Czech government on Wednesday announced it will renewed its lease on 14 Swedish fighter jets until 2027. Since 2005, the Czech army has been using the Gripen one- and two-seaters under a 10-year contract worth around $1 billion
SAAB has awarded RUAG with a contract estimated $76 million to develop and produce payload mountings for the Gripen-E military jet, of which $16 million is to be implemented immediately. Payload mountings are mechanisms that carry additional fuel tanks, reconnaissance systems or guided missiles
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, Brazils 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 Gripen E fighter jet of Saab has completed tests to verify the ability to release and launch external payloads by jettisoning an external fuel drop tank and firing of an IRIS-T air-to-air missile. Conducted by the first Gripen E test aircraft (designated 39-8), the tests took place in October 2018 at Vidsel Test Range in the north of Sweden
Brazil will receive a higher amount of technology transfer as part of its Saab Gripen NG fighter purchase than initially planned, the president of the Brazilian Combat Aircraft Program Coordinating Committee (COPAC), Brigadier José Augusto Affonso said. The FX-2 project should have increments in the issue of technology transfer thanks to advances in the negotiations
Brazil and Sweden defense ministries signed a Technical Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Field of Military Aeronautics Tuesday, according to a statement made by the Brazilian Ministry of Defense. The document signed by Chief of Joint Staff of the Armed Forces (EMCFA), General Jose Carlos De Nardi, and Deputy Minister of Defence of Sweden, Carl von der Esch seeks to strengthen cooperation between Brazil and Sweden
The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Sweden have signed a letter of intent agreeing to co-operate on using the Saab Gripen fighter paving the way for a potential Slovakian acquisition of the aircraft. “Today's signing will lay the foundation for bilateral co-operation around a common airspace surveillance of Slovakia and the Czech Republic,” the Swedish defence ministry said August 30
Saab has declined to bid for $4.37 billion Danish fighter contract while reports indicate that US firm Lockheed Martin is set to land the deal, The Local
KMW signed a € 34 million contract with the Swedish procurement authorities for the purchase of three LEGUAN bridge layers on LEOPARD 2 chassis. The order includes peripheral services and training equipment, as well as an option for further vehicles
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