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  • 2020

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  • 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.

    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.

     
  • In a recent interview by Siivet Wings, former Commander of Swedish Air Force, Mats Helgesson talks about the importance of cooperation between Sweden and Finland and how Gripen can enhance that cooperation.

    In a recent interview by Siivet Wings, former Commander of Swedish Air Force, Mats Helgesson talks about the importance of cooperation between Sweden and Finland and how Gripen can enhance that cooperation.

     
  • Two Swedish Gripens - a Gripen NG demonstrator 39-7, and a Gripen E (39-10), equipped with Meteor, IRIS-T and the Electronic Attack Jammer Pod, landed in Pirkkala Air Base, Finland, last week, to participate in two weeks of testing and evaluation as part of the HX challenge.

    Two Swedish Gripens - a Gripen NG demonstrator 39-7, and a Gripen E (39-10), equipped with Meteor, IRIS-T and the Electronic Attack Jammer Pod, landed in Pirkkala Air Base, Finland, last week, to participate in two weeks of testing and evaluation as part of the HX challenge.

     
  • Saab to Participate in DefExpo 2020

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    Saab will attend Defexpo India 2020 from 5th to 8th February, 2020. It will be present with a wide portfolio of products including Gripen, among other systems and products from the air, land, and sea domains.

    Saab will attend Defexpo India 2020 from 5th to 8th February, 2020. It will be present with a wide portfolio of products including Gripen, among other systems and products from the air, land, and sea domains.

     
  • Saab's Compelling Offer to Canada

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    Following the Gripen offer made by Saab to Canada last year, Patrick Palmer, Senior Vice-President, Saab Canada, said “We think our offer makes sense for Canada. Certainly if technology transfer is what the customer values for Canada, then it is something that we can easily do.”

    Following the Gripen offer made by Saab to Canada last year, Patrick Palmer, Senior Vice-President, Saab Canada, said “We think our offer makes sense for Canada. Certainly if technology transfer is what the customer values for Canada, then it is something that we can easily do.”

     
  • The Czech Air Force finally concluded their 4-month long NATO mission to protect the Baltic airspace of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, when the last of the Task Force returned to Čáslav air base on January 9th, 2020. 

    The Czech Air Force finally concluded their 4-month long NATO mission to protect the Baltic airspace of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, when the last of the Task Force returned to Čáslav air base on January 9th, 2020. 

     
  • Lisa Åbom, Chief Technology Officer, Saab Business area Aeronautics, talks about three such technology trends that will drive Saab forward and keep Gripen future proof.

    Lisa Åbom, Chief Technology Officer, Saab Business area Aeronautics, talks about three such technology trends that will drive Saab forward and keep Gripen future proof.

     
  • Two RTAF (Royal Thai Air Force) Gripens participated at the National Children’s Day Festival which was held on 11th January at the Air Force headquarters, Don Mueang area in Bangkok. 

    Two RTAF (Royal Thai Air Force) Gripens participated at the National Children’s Day Festival which was held on 11th January at the Air Force headquarters, Don Mueang area in Bangkok. 

     
  • The first Gripen lease contract was signed between the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and the Hungarian Ministry of Defence in February 2003 for the supply of 14 Gripen C/D fighters (12 single-seater and 2 two-seater aircraft). 

    The first Gripen lease contract was signed between the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and the Hungarian Ministry of Defence in February 2003 for the supply of 14 Gripen C/D fighters (12 single-seater and 2 two-seater aircraft). 

     
  • Gripen, along with four other candidates, will go through a series of tests starting January 9th till February 26th, 2020 as a part of Finland's HX Program to find the country's next fighter aircraft.

    Gripen, along with four other candidates, will go through a series of tests starting January 9th till February 26th, 2020 as a part of Finland's HX Program to find the country's next fighter aircraft.

     
  • Brazil's Aeronautics and Space Institute (IAE) and Saab successfully conducted a series of IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) system tests on Gripen E/F at Saab facility in Sweden from 16-20 December, 2019, reports Aeronautics and Space Institute.

    Brazil's Aeronautics and Space Institute (IAE) and Saab successfully conducted a series of IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) system tests on Gripen E/F at Saab facility in Sweden from 16-20 December, 2019, reports Aeronautics and Space Institute.

     
  • The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is currently evaluating Gripen for its MRF (Multi-fighter Role) Project to enhance the existing fleet of 12 South Korean KAI FA-50PH Fighting Eagle aircraft, reports defpost.com.

    The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is currently evaluating Gripen for its MRF (Multi-fighter Role) Project to enhance the existing fleet of 12 South Korean KAI FA-50PH Fighting Eagle aircraft, reports defpost.com.

     
  • Twelve Hungarian Gripen fighters have now returned to their original air base (Kecskemét Air Base) after completion of its renovation.

    Twelve Hungarian Gripen fighters have now returned to their original air base (Kecskemét Air Base) after completion of its renovation.

     
  • 2019

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  • The first serial produced Swedish Gripen E aircraft, designated 6002, has now entered the joint verification and validation programme.

    The first serial produced Swedish Gripen E aircraft, designated 6002, has now entered the joint verification and validation programme.

     
  • On 5 December 2019, Saab delivered a complete Deployable Maintenance Facility (DAM) solution to the Hungarian Air Force (HunAF) for the support and better maintenance of its Gripen fleet,

    On 5 December 2019, Saab delivered a complete Deployable Maintenance Facility (DAM) solution to the Hungarian Air Force (HunAF) for the support and better maintenance of its Gripen fleet,

     
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