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.se reported.
Three candidates are officially in the running to receive one of Denmark’s biggest public purchases of all time when the military purchases new fighter jets by July 1st 2015.
It was expected that four producers would provide bids for the contract, but the Swedish government and weapons producer Saab decided at the last moment to not bid for the contract.
Saab withdrew from the bid process thinking that the Denmark has already decided to purchase F-35 jets from the US Lockheed Martin.
On Monday the bidding period to provide Denmark with new fighter jets ended.
The Danish military is prepared to spend roughly $5.4 billion to replace its fleet of F-16 jets.
The other two contenders for the contract are Eurofighter Typhoon from Airbus Defense and Space and the F/A-18F Super Hornet produced by Boeing.
There too, the Joint Strike Fighter looks likely to come out on top. In addition to the US military, Norway, the Netherlands, Israel, UK, Italy, Australia, Korea and Japan have also purchased the F-35s.
The Eurofighter Typhoon has been purchased by Germany, Italy, the UK, Austria, Spain and Saudi Arabia, while the US Navy and Australia have purchased the Super Hornet.
Saab has completed integration of the MBDA Meteor BVRAAM missile on the Gripen fighter, due to go operational next year. The Dassault Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon will also carry the Meteor
Saab today announced it has signed a new Gripen lease agreement with the Czech Republic which will continue to operate 14 Gripen C/D another 12 years, until at least 2027. The partnership is a contract between two governments, where Saab acts as a sub-contractor to FMV, who provides the aircraft
Saab suffered a major setback yesterday after it lost public referendum to supply 22 Gripen aircraft to the Swiss. The aircraft-maker was defeated by a "no" vote representing just over 52% of respondents
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
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
Saab has con a $17.9 million contract from the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration to overhaul the HMS Halland, a Gotland-class submarine commissioned in 1997
Representatives of the Brazilian Department of Aerospace Science and Technology (DCTA), met with representatives of Saab to discuss the beginning of the certification process of the Gripen NG aircraft, Brazilian Air Force said in a statement. The certifications of the Gripen NG aircraft with respect to airworthiness requirements and fulfillment of the mission will be carried out by Swedish government agencies
Saab has been awarded a contract from the Norwegian Army for development and serial deliveries of the new generation GAMER vehicle simulators (a dual-simulator training system). The total order amounts to SEK 142 million
Saab has signed a new framework contract with the USSOCOM for the companys Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system.The contract is a follow on agreement to a previous 5 year contract for the 84mm recoilless rifle system
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