Saab has won a $5.4 billion contract for the development and production of 36 Gripen NG fighter for Brazil.
The contract was signed between Saab and the Brazilian Federal Government (Ministry of Defense through the Aeronautics Command, COMAER). Saab and COMAER also signed a contract for industrial co-operation projects, including technology transfer to Brazilian industry, to be performed over approximately ten years.
“We are proud to stand side-by-side with Brazil in this important program. There is already a long and successful history of industrial co-operation between our two countries, and this historic agreement takes that partnership to a new level”, Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman of Saab’s Board of Directors said.
The contract comes as a relief for Saab after Switzerland rejected $3.5 billion order of Gripen fighters in May this year.
The order comprises of 28 single seat and eight two-seat Gripen NG aircraft for Brazil’s air force. The delivery is expected to start in 2019, the company said in a statement today.
Brazil will receive a higher amount of technology transfer as part of the purchase than initially planned.
Brazil is also negotiation to rent Gripen planes from Sweden before the NG planes are delivered. The decision might be taken by the end of this year.
Brazil also plans to sell 24 Gripen NG aircraft to Argentina that will be produced in Brazil.
The Argentine Defense Minister Agustín Rossi announced on October 21 that the government will soon negotiate on purchase of 24 Swedish-designed Gripen NG combat aircraft that will be produced in Brazil. The conditions of purchase, as well as the eventual Argentine participation in the production of these aircraft, will be the subject of negotiations in the coming months between representatives of the two countries
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
Iveco delivered the hundredth VBTP-MR Guarani to the Brazilian Army Firday, the company stated in a press release. The vehicle is produced at the Iveco Defence Vehicles plant in Sete Lagoas (MG)
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
Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved sale of UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to Brazil at an estimated cost of $145 million Monday. The Government of Brazil has requested a possible sale of 3 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters with 8 T-700-GE-701C engines (6 installed and 2 spares), 12 M-134 7
Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist is expected to offer Gripen NG fighter aircraft as a “make in India” deal in collaboration with an Indian partner for the light attack aircraft project which is planned as a successor to the LCA Tejas. Hultqvist is expected to visit the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Bharat Electronics Limited units in Bengaluru
Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) to provide new sensor systems for two A26-type submarines and two Gotland-class submarines. The contract is valued at SEK 420 million
The Saab Gripen is quietly usurping fighter aircraft sales while competitors like the Lockheed F-35 face cuts in global sales orders. In October, Saab won a $5
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