SAAB introduced the Sea Gripen at the recently concluded NAMEXPO 2013 held at Kochi, India. Tony Ogilvy, General Manager Aeronautics & International Head, Sea Gripen Program, spoke about Saab’s plans for the development of the aircraft.
Speaking at the fourth technical session on “Development of Advance Naval Aviation Systems and Sustainable Repair Support” on the second day of the NAM EXPO2013, Ogilvy made an extensive presentation on the upcoming Naval Version of the Gripen Fighter Aircraft.
Ogilvy highlighted the importance of its small size and its operational versatility from both CATOBAR and STOBAR Carriers, according to an official statement.
Ogilvy emphasized the requirement of “active partners” for the development of Sea Gripen.
Brazil's Defense Minister Celso Amorim met Sweden's Secretary of State for Defence Carl von der Esch last week to discuss about the progress on the Gripen deal, according to the official blog for Gripen. The Swedish delegation also met with the Secretary General of Ministry of Defence, Ari Matos Cardoso, who said that he is creating a Working Group (WG) which will monitor the entire process of purchase of the aircraft and the process should be completed and formalized by the end of February
Saab has won a steady state support contract worth $27 Million for South African Gripen over the years 2013-2016. The South African Air Force has been operating the Gripen fighter system since 2008 when the first Gripen was delivered
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
INTRACOM Defense Electronics (IDE) has signed an agreement with Saab for the support of the Hellenic Army ARTHUR weapon locating radar systems. This agreement is to ensure continuous support for a crucial Hellenic Armed Forces high technology system, by providing smooth supply of spare parts and immediate on-the-field service by Greek engineers
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