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  • First flight success for Gripen E

     |  Press release

    Defence and security company Saab today completed a successful first flight of the next generation smart fighter, Gripen E. The media are invited to attend an online press briefing later today and joining details are below.

    Defence and security company Saab today completed a successful first flight of the next generation smart fighter, Gripen E. The media are invited to attend an online press briefing later today and joining details are below.

     
  • Saab 29 Tunnan

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    In 1945, the Swedish defence materiel procurement authority commissioned Saab to develop a new advanced fighter aircraft. The development work resulted in a chubby aircraft that was quickly dubbed the “Flying Barrel”. Access to German research meant that the aircraft could be given a swept wing, leading to improved performance with excellent efficiency.

    In 1945, the Swedish defence materiel procurement authority commissioned Saab to develop a new advanced fighter aircraft. The development work resulted in a chubby aircraft that was quickly dubbed the “Flying Barrel”. Access to German research meant that the aircraft could be given a swept wing, leading to improved performance with excellent efficiency.

     
  • The Future Built In

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    A modern fighter aircraft has an operational life of thirty to forty years, perhaps even more. This poses a great challenge to air forces all over the world. How can you maintain technological superiority over the fighter’s entire life in service?

    A modern fighter aircraft has an operational life of thirty to forty years, perhaps even more. This poses a great challenge to air forces all over the world. How can you maintain technological superiority over the fighter’s entire life in service? Especially when engineering capabilities are becoming more widely available, to both friends and foes, and technology advances much faster.

     
  • Agoria and Saab invite the Belgian aeronautical industry for a seminar about Saab’s unique methodology to maintain technological superiority over Gripen’s entire life cycle.

    Agoria and Saab invite the Belgian aeronautical industry for a seminar about Saab’s unique methodology to maintain technological superiority over Gripen’s entire life cycle. During the seminar, business representatives will also get the opportunity to exchange thoughts about a possible industrial collaboration with Saab. Please apply for the seminar on Thursday 1 June 2017 by registering on the website of Agoria.

     
  • Starting this week, more than 100 aircrafts from 12 nations will crowd the skies over northern Norway, Sweden and Finland to participate in the multinational Arctic Challenge Exercise (ACE 2017).

    Starting this week, more than 100 aircrafts from 12 nations will crowd the skies over northern Norway, Sweden and Finland to participate in the multinational Arctic Challenge Exercise (ACE 2017).

     
  • Saab’s solution for secure voice communication, TactiCall Multi-level Secure Voice, has been awarded in a defence innovation challenge arranged by NATO. It was in the category ‘NATO C4ISR and cyber capabilities’ Saab took home the award.

    Saab’s solution for secure voice communication, TactiCall Multi-level Secure Voice, has been awarded in a defence innovation challenge arranged by NATO. It was in the category ‘NATO C4ISR and cyber capabilities’ Saab took home the award.

     
  • Saab 21

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    Conception of the Saab 21 aircraft started in 1939. Initially designed around the piston-powered Bristol Taurus engine, this new project was temporarily shut down until 1941 but Sweden’s need for air defence gave the development of the Saab 21 a surprising twist. The aircraft was ultimately conceived with the Daimler Benz DB 605B engine, making it a unique interceptor and strike aircraft of radical design with a pusher propeller and a twin-boom tail configuration.

    Conception of the Saab 21 aircraft started in 1939. Initially designed around the piston-powered Bristol Taurus engine, this new project was temporarily shut down until 1941 but Sweden’s need for air defence gave the development of the Saab 21 a surprising twist. The aircraft was ultimately conceived with the Daimler Benz DB 605B engine, making it a unique interceptor and strike aircraft of radical design with a pusher propeller and a twin-boom tail configuration.

     
  • Representatives from the Swedish and the Belgian Aeronautics, Security, and Defence industry have participated this week to an Industry Cooperation Seminar hosted by H.E. Ms. Annika Hahn Englund, Ambassador of Sweden to Belgium and Luxembourg. Saab is actively supporting this initiative and sees it as an opportunity to further demonstrate its commitment to strengthen industry partnerships in Belgium, particularly in the context of the F-16 replacement programme.

    Brussels, 26 April 2017 – Representatives from the Swedish and the Belgian Aeronautics, Security, and Defence industry have participated this week to an Industry Cooperation Seminar hosted by H.E. Ms. Annika Hahn Englund, Ambassador of Sweden to Belgium and Luxembourg. Saab is actively supporting this initiative and sees it as an opportunity to further demonstrate its commitment to strengthen industry partnerships in Belgium, particularly in the context of the F-16 replacement programme.

     
  • Saab B17

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    The first aircraft manufactured by Saab, the B17, was created following the acquisition of the aircraft division of the Swedish Railroad Workshops company. In 1938, this organisation, also known as ASJA, had received the order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration to manufacture a single-engined light fighter-bomber. The project was taken over by Saab in early 1939 and evolved into a single-engined light bomber designated Saab B17.

    The first aircraft manufactured by Saab, the B17, was created following the acquisition of the aircraft division of the Swedish Railroad Workshops company. In 1938, this organisation, also known as ASJA, had received the order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration to manufacture a single-engined light fighter-bomber. The project was taken over by Saab in early 1939 and evolved into a single-engined light bomber designated Saab B17. The aircraft heralded a number of innovations.

     
  • Gripen has for the first time undergone a series of test flights with 100% biofuel. This demonstrates that the aircraft can be flown with an alternative fuel and gives valuable knowledge for future possible use of alternative fuel.

    Gripen has for the first time undergone a series of test flights with 100% biofuel. This demonstrates that the aircraft can be flown with an alternative fuel and gives valuable knowledge for future possible use of alternative fuel.

     
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  • During a two-day seminar and a series of one-on-one meetings, Saab’s dedicated team of experts in Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) has met with Belgian industry representatives to further explore industrial cooperation and to map out existing regional capabilities.

    Defence and security company Saab continues to actively reach out to the Belgian aeronautic industry in the context of the Air Combat Capability Successor Program to which Saab’s Gripen is a candidate.

     
  • Defence and security company Saab has been selected by Belgocontrol to deploy its Advanced – Surface Movement Guidance & Control Systems (A-SMGCS) at Liège Airport and Brussels South Charleroi Airport.

    Defence and security company Saab has been selected by Belgocontrol to deploy its Advanced – Surface Movement Guidance & Control Systems (A-SMGCS) at Liège Airport and Brussels South Charleroi Airport.

     
  • Defence and security company Saab is pleased to invite media, financial analysts and investors to the annual Gripen seminar in Stockholm, Sweden, on 15 March 2017.

    Defence and security company Saab is pleased to invite media, financial analysts and investors to the annual Gripen seminar in Stockholm, Sweden, on 15 March 2017.

     
  • In margin of the Belgian ACCap replacement programme and as part of its industrial outreach, SAAB organises a second seminar on March 8th intended for potential Belgian industrial partners and focused on Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO).

    In margin of the Belgian ACCap replacement programme and as part of its industrial outreach, SAAB organises a second seminar on March 8th intended for potential Belgian industrial partners and focused on Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO).

     
  • On Monday 6 February, Saab was pleased to welcome H.E. Ms Francine Chainaye, the Belgian Ambassador in Sweden, at its aeronautical headquarters and production site in Linköping.

    Last week, H.E. Ms Francine Chainaye, the Belgian Ambassador in Sweden, was welcomed at Saab’s headquarters in Linköping by her Swedish counterpart, H.E. Ms Annika Hahn Englund, and by the Gripen for Belgium team.

     
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