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  • 2020

  • 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,

     
  • Swedish Air Force Christmas Greetings

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    The Swedish Air Force sends its Christmas greetings with this traditional Christmas Tree Formation flight. All Swedish Air Force wings from north to south fly their Christmas three formations, trying to cover most of the cities in their respecitve areas.

    The Swedish Air Force sends its Christmas greetings with this traditional Christmas Tree Formation flight. All Swedish Air Force wings from north to south fly their Christmas three formations, trying to cover most of the cities in their respecitve areas.

     
  • The Gripen E offer to India, in comparison with other candidates, is superior in terms of advanced sensor and weapon system as told by Micael Johansson, CEO of Saab, during a recent interview with CBNC.

    The Gripen E offer to India, in comparison with other candidates, is superior in terms of advanced sensor and weapon system as told by Micael Johansson, CEO of Saab, during a recent interview with CBNC.

     
  • First Swedish Gripen E is airborne

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    The first flight with the Swedish Gripen E (designated 6002) has completed its debut flight as announced on 3rd December. 

    The first flight with the Swedish Gripen E (designated 6002) has completed its debut flight as announced on 3rd December. 

     
  • The Indian Air Force’s Request for Information (RFI) for its Multi Role Fighter Aircraft (MRFA) programme was responded by Saab in July last year. Since then, there have been frequent interactions with the Indian Air Force (IAF).

    The Indian Air Force’s Request for Information (RFI) for its Multi Role Fighter Aircraft (MRFA) programme was responded by Saab in July last year. Since then, there have been frequent interactions with the Indian Air Force (IAF).

     
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