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  • 2020

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  • Gripen F Fighter Production Under way

     |  Press release

    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

     |  Press release

    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

     |  Story

    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

     |  Press release

    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!

     |  Story

    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

  • 4

  • 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

     |  Press release

    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.

     
  • 3

  • Saab Presents First Gripen E to Brazil

     |  Press release

    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 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.

     
  • 2

  • Saab’s Gripen offer to Finland includes GlobalEye

     |  Press release

    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.

     
  • 1

  • Invitation to Saab’s Annual Gripen Seminar

     |  Press release

    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.

     
  • Saab Offers Gripen E to Switzerland

     |  Press release

    Supported by Sweden, Saab has today submitted its proposal for the Swiss New Fighter Aircraft procurement to armasuisse, the Swiss defence procurement agency. Saab offers Gripen E and a comprehensive industrial participation programme for Swiss industry corresponding to 100 percent of the contract value.

    Supported by Sweden, Saab has today submitted its proposal for the Swiss New Fighter Aircraft procurement to armasuisse, the Swiss defence procurement agency. Saab offers Gripen E and a comprehensive industrial participation programme for Swiss industry corresponding to 100 percent of the contract value.

     
  • If for some reason the cabin pressure would suddenly fall when a combat pilot is at high altitude, it can have fatal consequences. In Gripen there are systems that quickly detect if it should happen and also take the necessary steps to protect the pilot. As part of the testing of Gripen E, a number of tests were recently conducted to verify these systems.

    If for some reason the cabin pressure would suddenly fall when a combat pilot is at high altitude, it can have fatal consequences. In Gripen there are systems that quickly detect if it should happen and also take the necessary steps to protect the pilot. As part of the testing of Gripen E, a number of tests were recently conducted to verify these systems.

     
  • 2018

  • 4

  • Saab and FMV Sign Contract for New Gripen E Equipment

     |  Press release

    Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) regarding new equipment for Gripen E. This is a supplementary contract to the previous Gripen E contract, and is valued to approximately SEK 430 million.

    Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) regarding new equipment for Gripen E. This is a supplementary contract to the previous Gripen E contract, and is valued to approximately SEK 430 million.

     
  • Brazilian pilots prepares for flying

     |  Story

    A group of fighter pilots and flight controllers from the Brazilian Air Force have recently conducted a course in Beyond Visual Range (BVR) combat with Gripen at The Swedish Air Force Combat Simulation Centre (Flygvapnets Luftstrids Simulerings Centrum, FLSC) in Stockholm, Sweden.

    A group of fighter pilots and flight controllers from the Brazilian Air Force have recently conducted a course in Beyond Visual Range (BVR) combat with Gripen at The Swedish Air Force Combat Simulation Centre (Flygvapnets Luftstrids Simulerings Centrum, FLSC) in Stockholm, Sweden.

     
  • Second Gripen E Test Aircraft Takes Flight

     |  Press release

    On 26 November, Saab completed the successful first flight of the second Gripen E test aircraft.

    On 26 November, Saab completed the successful first flight of the second Gripen E test aircraft.

     
  • Gripen E Flies with Meteor

     |  Press release

    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.  

    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.  

     
  • First Missile Firing by Gripen E

     |  Press release

    Gripen E has successfully completed the first tests to verify the ability to release and launch external payloads. The tests took place in October 2018 at Vidsel Test Range in the north of Sweden. 

    Gripen E has successfully completed the first tests to verify the ability to release and launch external payloads. The tests took place in October 2018 at Vidsel Test Range in the north of Sweden. 

     
  • Gripen E development more efficient

     |  Story

    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.

    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.

     
  • Sweden Submits Gripen Proposal to Bulgaria

     |  Press release

    On 1 October, the Swedish Defence Material Administration submitted the Swedish Gripen proposal to the Bulgarian Ministry of Defence. The Swedish offer consists of eight new fully NATO-interoperable Gripen C/D fighter aircraft to equip the Bulgarian Air Force.

    On 1 October, the Swedish Defence Material Administration submitted the Swedish Gripen proposal to the Bulgarian Ministry of Defence. The Swedish offer consists of eight new fully NATO-interoperable Gripen C/D fighter aircraft to equip the Bulgarian Air Force.

     
  • 3

  • Saab’s Gripen E programme continues to make progress. The Gripen aircraft with designation 39-8 has conducted a number of successful flights carrying external stores, including pylons from the Swiss company RUAG Aerostructures.

    Saab’s Gripen E programme continues to make progress. The Gripen aircraft with designation 39-8 has conducted a number of successful flights carrying external stores, including pylons from the Swiss company RUAG Aerostructures.

     
  • Gripen's smart support solution

     |  Story

    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.

    Gripen is a unique fighter system, bringing a perfect balance between performance and cost-efficiency. Throughout design and construction, Saab has ensured that Gripen is easy to service and repair, making it possible to offer moderate operational and maintenance costs that no other aircraft comes close to matching. The story of Gripen’s smart support solution dates back more than 80 years.

     
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