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The Smart Fighter
First missile firing by Gripen E

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The Fighter

Gripen is a unique fighter concept, bringing a perfect balance between excellent operational performance, high-tech solutions, cost-efficiency and industrial partnership into one, smart fighter system. That’s why we call it "The smart fighter".

Gripen C-series

Gripen C/D

Using the latest technology, Gripen C/D is capable of performing an extensive range of air-to-air, air-to-surface and reconnaissance missions employing the latest weapons.

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Gripen Aggressor

Gripen Aggressor is based on the proven Gripen C-series and is the ultimate platform for the adversary air combat training market. Gripen Aggressor brings a unique mix of high performance, mission flexibility and availability combined with a low life cycle cost.

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Gripen E-series

Gripen E/F

Based on the proven C/D platform, the Gripen E/F carry this heritage and continues to be one of the most advanced multi-role fighters in the world.

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Gripen Maritime

Saab is establishing Gripen Maritime as its new generation carrier-based fighter for the future. Featuring all the capabilities of the Gripen E, it will be the world’s most technologically advanced fighter in this category.

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Users

The Gripen fighter is today the backbone of several air forces around the world. It is a reliable and proven fighter system and is used by both non-alliance and NATO countries. 

Heritage

Our fighter aircraft DNA goes back to 1937 when Saab was founded and one year later we started to produce our first fighter aircraft, the Saab 17. Since then, thousands of fighter aircraft has left the production line in Linköping, Sweden. And Gripen is the latest one. 

 

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FAQ

Curious to know what engine Gripen C has? How many pylons Gripen E has or which countries air forces operate Gripen? Look no further.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Our thinking

We are Gripen

Work with Gripen

Saab is a company with opportunities. A company where we see diversity as an asset and where you can influence your own development.

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Industrial Co-operation

In our industry, Industrial Co-operation is an essential part of doing business. For Saab, good Industrial Co-operation means partnerships – lasting business-driven relationships that generate long-term mutual benefits.

Partnership

Gripen offers comprehensive industrial co-operation, including technology transfer. We have a proven, unrivalled track record of delivering industrial co-operation programs tailor-made to meet our customers’ strategic priorities.

 

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True collaboration

More than 350 Brazilian professionals from our partner companies, will live and work in Sweden to take part in theoretical and on-the-job training, before they return to Brazil. The webseries True Collaboration shows how it works in reality. 

 

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News and stories

News & Press

  • In October, Saab successfully completed a test flight by a Gripen E aircraft with the Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) for the first time.

  • Gripen E has successfully completed the first tests to verify the ability to release and launch external payloads.

  • In October, Saab successfully completed a test flight by a Gripen E aircraft with the Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) for the first time.

  • Gripen E has successfully completed the first tests to verify the ability to release and launch external payloads.

Stories

  • Saab, the Swedish Armed Forces, and the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) share a long history of co-operation. In the development of Gripen E, this co-operation is being further enhanced, as the three organisations are now carrying out joint validation and verification of the combat aircraft system.

  • Being a country with small and very limited resources, but at the same time located in a strategic place and hence vulnerable, it soon became apparent that something very special was required to mitigate the threats within available resource limits. The Swedish Government, defence forces and Saab managed to agree on some basic requirements that would apply to all aircraft designed and produced; requirements that are as valid today as it was in 1937.

  • Saab, the Swedish Armed Forces, and the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) share a long history of co-operation. In the development of Gripen E, this co-operation is being further enhanced, as the three organisations are now carrying out joint validation and verification of the combat aircraft system.

  • Being a country with small and very limited resources, but at the same time located in a strategic place and hence vulnerable, it soon became apparent that something very special was required to mitigate the threats within available resource limits. The Swedish Government, defence forces and Saab managed to agree on some basic requirements that would apply to all aircraft designed and produced; requirements that are as valid today as it was in 1937.