On the occasion of finalising talks between Czech and Swedish parties on prolongation of a lease agreement of SAAB 39 Gripen supersonic aircraft, Czech PM Jiri Rusnok visited 21st Tactical Air Force Base at Caslav to get more information on them.
A squadron of SAAB 39 Gripen (also known as JAS-39 Gripen) aircraft serves not only for the Czech Republic but also within NATO Integrated Air and Missile Defence System. "I am glad that pilots are very satisfied with the equipment they use. I think that this aircraft seems to be optimal choice for our military at all, that is in tactical, combat and operational economic respects," said Jiri Rusnok, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic at the Caslav Base.
Talks with the Swedish party resulted in mutually advantageous draft agreement on prolongation of the lease of 14 Gripen aircraft for more than ten years. Minister of Defence Vlastimil Picek said that the decision over the prolongation would probably take the next government and added that the present one had created the best for really simple decision in future.
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
Saab is considering a plan to develop an unmanned version of its next-generation JAS Gripen-E multirole fighter, Saab officials said. The company offcials has sets its sights on winning a series of medium-size international orders for about 300 manned Gripen-Es in the next 20 years
Gripen manufacturer SAAB as suffered a setback this week after the Swiss National Councils Committee on Security Policy decided on April 9 to suspend discussions on the funds for the purchase of 22 Gripen combat aircraft, its president Chantal Galladé (PS/ZH) said. The issue will be debated anew in late August
Defence and security company SAAB has taken the strategic decision to find Swiss companies as long-term partners to the Gripen program to develop, produce and assemble major components of the Gripen E aircraft, having more than 35 per cent of the work placed in the French- and Italian-speaking regions. The decision to grow the Gripen E supplier base in Switzerland is an important step for Saabs Swiss Industrial Participation (SIP) programme, demonstrating the companys willingness and commitment to deliver major direct SIP packages for Gripen E and results from a continuous dialogue with armasuisse, Swissmem, GRPM (Groupe Romande Pour le...
Czech Defense ministry has signed a $12 million deal for the sale of 13 subsonic L-159 combat jets to Draken in the US. Draken placed a bid last November to buy 14 of the L-159 planes with an option for 14 more
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 has won a contract worth $2.5 billion from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for Gripen E production
The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) has selected Saab's Gripen-NG aircraft for its new multimission fighters contract worth $4.5 billion
SAAB has selected SELEXs BriteCloud Expendable Active Decoy (EAD) deployment on Gripen fighter, which has been developed in order to decoy RF-guided missiles and fire control radars away from fighter aircraft. Flare shaped and sized, the EAD can be dispensed from a standard 55mm flare cartridge and powered by batteries
The Swiss Parliament today approved the acquisition of 22 Gripen fighter aircraft, including related funding of SEK 3.126 billion on the basis of an independent fund
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