Switzerland To Buy 22 Gripen Aircraft Worth $3.5 Billion

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Switzerland To Buy 22 Gripen Aircraft Worth $3.5 Billion
Swiss parliament votes in favor of Gripen fighter aircraft procurement.

The Swiss Parliament today voted in favor of procuring 22 Gripen E fighter aircraft from SAAB.

The security committee of the National Council reached a majority “yes” vote – 14 in favour and 9 against - and it is anticipated that the procurement will progress to the plenum of the Nationalrat for votation in the September session, according to an official statement from the company.

“Whilst we continue to respect and follow the political process, we also continue to assemble the pre-production Gripen E. Also, our Swiss industrial participation programme aiming at creating business between the suppliers to Saab and Swiss companies is progressing. It has today seen 456 contracts signed between our suppliers and 117 Swiss companies valued at 315 MCHF,” says Lennart Sindahl, Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Saab’s Aeronautics business area. 

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