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  • 2020

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  • The first Brazilian Gripen has flown in Brazil

     |  Comunicados de prensa

    Today, September 24, the first Brazilian Gripen E, designated by Brazilian Air Force (FAB) as F-39 Gripen, concluded its first flight in Brazil. The aircraft flew from the airport in Navegantes to Embraer´s facility in Gavião Peixoto.

    Today, September 24, the first Brazilian Gripen E, designated by Brazilian Air Force (FAB) as F-39 Gripen, concluded its first flight in Brazil. The aircraft flew from the airport in Navegantes to Embraer´s facility in Gavião Peixoto.

     
  • The Czech Air Force has been a Gripen user for 15 years. When Gripen entered service with the Czech Air Force in 2005, it replaced old Russian technology. Within just a couple of years, the Czech Air Force did not just start to use a new type of aircraft; they started using a completely new system as well as adapting to a new way of working.

    The Czech Air Force has been a Gripen user for 15 years. When Gripen entered service with the Czech Air Force in 2005, it replaced old Russian technology. Within just a couple of years, the Czech Air Force did not just start to use a new type of aircraft; they started using a completely new system as well as adapting to a new way of working. This only hints at how remarkable the capability enhancement within the Air Force was, and how it has continued to progress ever since.   

     
  • Great collaboration makes great aircraft

     |  Historia

    The first Swedish Gripen E aircraft flies side by side with the first Brazilian Gripen. It’s much more than a beautiful image, it’s a sign of a great collaboration between the countries and between the air forces and industry.

    The first Swedish Gripen E aircraft flies side by side with the first Brazilian Gripen. It’s much more than a beautiful image, it’s a sign of a great collaboration between the countries and between the air forces and industry. Here the Commander of the Swedish Air Force Major General Carl-Johan Edström gives his view of the collaboration and the importance of a fighter that not only beats the opponents of today but also remains operational for decades.

     
  • Sweden Offers Gripen to Croatia

     |  Comunicados de prensa

    Today, Sweden submitted its proposal of 12 new Gripen C/D fighter aircraft to Croatia.

    Today, Sweden submitted its proposal of 12 new Gripen C/D fighter aircraft to Croatia.

     
  • Saab Reveals New Decoy Missile for Gripen

     |  Comunicados de prensa

    Saab’s offering to Finland includes advanced Electronic Warfare systems, comprising of a newly developed Electronic Attack Jammer Pod and a decoy missile system.

    Saab’s offering to Finland includes advanced Electronic Warfare systems, comprising of a newly developed Electronic Attack Jammer Pod and a decoy missile system.

     
  • After months of training, Major Aviator Cristiano de Oliveira Peres, test pilot at the Brazilian Air Force, completed the important mission of being the first Brazilian pilot to fly the first Brazilian Gripen E.

    After months of training, Major Aviator Cristiano de Oliveira Peres, test pilot at the Brazilian Air Force, completed the important mission of being the first Brazilian pilot to fly the first Brazilian Gripen E.

     
  • Saab offers Gripen to Canada

     |  Comunicados de prensa

    Supported by Sweden, Saab has submitted its proposal for the Future Fighter Capability Project (FFCP) to Canada. The proposal comprises 88 Gripen E fighter aircraft, with a comprehensive support and training package and an industrial and technological benefits programme.

    Supported by Sweden, Saab has submitted its proposal for the Future Fighter Capability Project (FFCP) to Canada. The proposal comprises 88 Gripen E fighter aircraft, with a comprehensive support and training package and an industrial and technological benefits programme.

     
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  • The world is a very unfamiliar place right now. We are all affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in one way or another. Due to this, we are figuring out various alternative solutions for things that cannot be done in the usual way. An example of such a solution is last week’s special delivery of two Gripen aircraft to the Hungarian Air Force. 
    The world is a very unfamiliar place right now. We are all affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in one way or another. Due to this, we are figuring out various alternative solutions for things that cannot be done in the usual way. An example of such a solution is last week’s special delivery of two Gripen aircraft to the Hungarian Air Force. 
     
  • Saab’s New Fighter Radar in the Air

     |  Comunicados de prensa

    Saab has successfully completed the first air trials with its new fighter X-band Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, which will be offered as a new addition to Saab’s PS-05/A radar family.

    Saab has successfully completed the first air trials with its new fighter X-band Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, which will be offered as a new addition to Saab’s PS-05/A radar family.

     
  • April 2020 marks the 15 years anniversary of the Czech Air Force as a Gripen user. When Gripen entered service with the Czech Air Force in 2005, it replaced old Russian technology and became one of Europe’s most modern air force.

    April 2020 marks the 15 years anniversary of the Czech Air Force as a Gripen user. When Gripen entered service with the Czech Air Force in 2005, it replaced old Russian technology and the Czech Air Force became one of Europe’s most modern air forces. 

     
  • Harsh weather no match for Gripen E

     |  Historia

    As part of a larger weather test campaign, Saab flew Gripen E to northern Sweden this winter and conducted several tests. The tests proved that harsh weather is no match for Gripen E. 

    As part of a larger weather test campaign, Saab flew Gripen E to northern Sweden this winter and conducted several tests. The tests proved that harsh weather is no match for Gripen E. 

     
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  • Gripen F Fighter Production Under way

     |  Comunicados de prensa

    Saab has performed the first metal cut for the two-seater fighter aircraft Gripen F, marking an important milestone in the programme.

    Saab has performed the first metal cut for the two-seater fighter aircraft Gripen F, marking an important milestone in the programme.

     
  • Watch Saab’s Annual Gripen Seminar Online

     |  Comunicados de prensa

    Saab’s annual Gripen seminar will take place Thursday 26 March at 08.30 – 10.00 CET. Viewers are welcome to participate via a live-stream to get an update on the progress of the Gripen programme and a market outlook from Saab’s perspective.

    Saab’s annual Gripen seminar will take place Thursday 26 March at 08.30 – 10.00 CET. Viewers are welcome to participate via a live-stream to get an update on the progress of the Gripen programme and a market outlook from Saab’s perspective.

     
  • Gripen for Canada

     |  Historia

    Canada is looking for a new fleet of fighter jets to keep its citizens and allies safe, secure and engaged in missions at home and abroad -- and Saab has the answer: Gripen for Canada.

    Canada is looking for a new fleet of fighter jets to keep its citizens and allies safe, secure and engaged in missions at home and abroad -- and Saab has the answer: Gripen for Canada.

     
  • In January, the team taking part in the transfer of technology programme between Saab and the Brazilian industry accomplished another important achievement; the first serial produced rear fuselage for the Swedish Gripen E.

    In January, the team taking part in the transfer of technology programme between Saab and the Brazilian industry accomplished another important achievement; the first serial produced rear fuselage for the Swedish Gripen E.

     
  • Gripen E and GlobalEye Complete Finnish Flight Evaluation

     |  Comunicados de prensa

    Saab has successfully completed its participation with Gripen E and GlobalEye AEW&C in the Finnish HX Challenge, the Finnish Air Force testing and evaluation event at Pirkkala Air Base in Finland. The flight evaluation is part of the capability assessment in the on-going HX programme, the procurement of new fighter aircraft to equip the Finnish Air Force.

    Saab has successfully completed its participation with Gripen E and GlobalEye AEW&C in the Finnish HX Challenge, the Finnish Air Force testing and evaluation event at Pirkkala Air Base in Finland. The flight evaluation is part of the capability assessment in the on-going HX programme, the procurement of new fighter aircraft to equip the Finnish Air Force.

     
  • The Finnish challenge accepted!

     |  Historia

    In harsh winter conditions Gripen E landed in Finland on Wednesday this week, followed by another one on Friday. The aircraft are participating in the Finnish HX fighter procurement programme's flight evaluations together with GlobalEye as we speak.

    In harsh winter conditions Gripen E landed in Finland on Wednesday this week, followed by another one on Friday. The aircraft are participating in the Finnish HX fighter procurement programme's flight evaluations together with GlobalEye as we speak.

     
  • 2019

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  • The first Swedish Gripen E presented to the customer

     |  Historia

    The first serial produced Swedish Gripen E aircraft has now entered the joint verification and validation programme. To mark this important step in the programme Saab showed the aircraft to the Swedish Defence Minister, representatives from The Swedish Defence Material Administration and the Swedish Armed Forces.

    The first serial produced Swedish Gripen E aircraft has now entered the joint verification and validation programme. To mark this important step in the programme Saab showed the aircraft to the Swedish Defence Minister, representatives from The Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and Swedish Armed Forces.

     
  • Saab’s New Electronic Attack Jammer Pod in the Air

     |  Comunicados de prensa

    Saab carried out the first flight tests with its new advanced Electronic Attack Jammer Pod (EAJP) with successful results on 4 November 2019. The pod’s interfaces with the aircraft’s hardware and software as well as cockpit control and monitoring were tested during the flight.

    Saab carried out the first flight tests with its new advanced Electronic Attack Jammer Pod (EAJP) with successful results on 4 November 2019. The pod’s interfaces with the aircraft’s hardware and software as well as cockpit control and monitoring were tested during the flight.

     
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  • Saab Presents First Gripen E to Brazil

     |  Comunicados de prensa

    Saab has taken another important step in the delivery of Gripen E to the Brazilian customer. Marked by a ceremony in Linköping, Sweden, on 10 September, the first Brazilian Gripen E aircraft was delivered to start the flight test programme.

    Saab has taken another important step in the delivery of Gripen E to the Brazilian customer. Marked by a ceremony in Linköping, Sweden, on 10 September, the first Brazilian Gripen E aircraft was delivered to start the flight test programme.

     
  • Saab Receives Order for Continued Technical Support for Gripen

     |  Comunicados de prensa

    Saab has received an order from the Swedish Armed Forces and the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) for continued technical support on weapons and external stores for Gripen. The order value amounts to SEK 142 million.

    Saab has received an order from the Swedish Armed Forces and the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) for continued technical support on weapons and external stores for Gripen. The order value amounts to SEK 142 million.

     
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  • Saab’s Gripen offer to Finland includes GlobalEye

     |  Comunicados de prensa

    Saab announces that its Gripen offer to Finland, submitted in January this year, also includes two GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft.

    Saab announces that its Gripen offer to Finland, submitted in January this year, also includes two GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft.

     
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  • Invitation to Saab’s Annual Gripen Seminar

     |  Comunicados de prensa

    Saab is pleased to invite media, financial analysts and investors to the annual Gripen seminar in Stockholm, Sweden, on 27 March 2019.

    Saab is pleased to invite media, financial analysts and investors to the annual Gripen seminar in Stockholm, Sweden, on 27 March 2019.

     
  • The start-up of production at Saab Aeronáutica Montagens (SAM) plant is fast approaching. Thanks to 3D scanning and CATIA models, it is now possible to tour the plant located outside Sao Paulo by using VR goggles.


    The start-up of production at Saab Aeronáutica Montagens (SAM) plant is fast approaching. In just over a year's time, production will be up and running, where some 60 people comprising operators, management, warehouse personnel and engineers will be manufacturing parts for the Brazilian Gripen E/F fighters. Thanks to 3D scanning and CATIA models, it is now possible to tour the plant located outside Sao Paulo by using VR goggles.

     
  • Last year was a productive one for the Brazilian Gripen Programme, with several important milestones. Among other achievements, we can highlight the first Brazilian aircraft in final production in Linköping and the important results of the joint development of Gripen E and F in Linköping and at the Gripen Design and Development Network (GDDN), in São Paulo State, Brazil.

    Last year was a productive one for the Brazilian Gripen Programme, with several important milestones. Among other achievements, we can highlight the first Brazilian aircraft in final production in Linköping and the important results of the joint development of Gripen E and F in Linköping and at the Gripen Design and Development Network (GDDN), in São Paulo State, Brazil.

     
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