Saab Grintek Defence (Pty) Ltd. makes EW parts for Swedish Gripen E

Defence and security company Saab has signed an agreement with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for next generation Gripen E fighters. Sweden’s requirement is for 60 Gripen Es that now are in development.

Saab´s  local South African company, Saab Grintek Defence (Pty) Ltd. has been chosen to develop and manufacture parts for the Electronic Warfare (EW) System for Gripen E. Development work, including prototype manufacturing, for  antennas and micro wave modules is on-going at the Saab Grintek Defence facility in Centurion, Gauteng.

“This is important assignments for Saab Grintek Defence and a testimony to the local capabilities and exceptional local knowledge within electronic warfare in South Africa .The work will further strengthen our capabilities and secure and protect jobs at SGD for a long time   and we hope for further orders for the Gripen E going forward” says Magnus Lewis-Olsson, CEO Saab Grintek Defence.

 

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Saab Press Centre,

+46 734 180 018

 

Saab Subsaharan Africa

Anne Lewis-Olsson, +27 (0)71 6810429,