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  • 2018

  • 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.

     
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  • 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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  • Saab Receives Order for Gripen System Upgrade

     |  Press release

    Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) concerning the upgrade of the Gripen C/D system. The order is valued at approximately SEK 224 million.

    Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) concerning the upgrade of the Gripen C/D system. The order is valued at approximately SEK 224 million.

     
  • Saab unveils a 5,000-square-meter facility for its future Gripen fighter jet aerostructures plant: Saab Aeronáutica Montagens (SAM), in the city of São Bernardo do Campo, in São Paulo state, Brazil. This is another important step in the Gripen Programme in Brazil.

    Saab unveils a 5,000-square-meter facility for its future Gripen fighter jet aerostructures plant: Saab Aeronáutica Montagens (SAM), in the city of São Bernardo do Campo, in São Paulo state, Brazil. This is another important step in the Gripen Programme in Brazil.

     
  • New engine, increased speed and larger weapon load - some of the more noticeable changes made within the Gripen E project. But one of the biggest changes lies inside the plane.

    New engine, increased speed and larger weapon load - some of the more noticeable changes made within the Gripen E project. But one of the biggest changes lies inside the plane.

     
  • Recently, the Czech Air Force successfully completed the MS20 capability upgrade to its fleet of Gripen fighter aircraft, greatly increasing its combat and communication capabilities. The upgrade is part of the Gripen design philosophy to evolve continuously and tailor solutions according to customer’s various needs.

    Recently, the Czech Air Force successfully completed the MS20 capability upgrade to its fleet of Gripen fighter aircraft, greatly increasing its combat and communication capabilities. The upgrade is part of the Gripen design philosophy to evolve continuously and tailor solutions according to customer’s various needs.

     
  • Saab will be attending the Defexpo exhibition in India, 11-14 April 2018. On the show for the first time is a Gripen E simulator equipped with a Wide Area Display (WAD).

    Saab will be attending the Defexpo exhibition in India, 11-14 April 2018. On the show for the first time is a Gripen E simulator equipped with a Wide Area Display (WAD).

     
  • The Czech Air Force has successfully completed the MS20 capability upgrade to its fleet of Gripen fighter aircraft. The upgrade greatly increases Gripen’s combat and communication capabilities.

    The Czech Air Force has successfully completed the MS20 capability upgrade to its fleet of Gripen fighter aircraft. The upgrade greatly increases Gripen’s combat and communication capabilities.

     
  • Saab’s Gripen E is the world’s most advanced, multi-role fighter aircraft. It brings a complete, future-proof technology suite combined with a ‘Make in India’ proposal that will establish the world’s most modern fighter aircraft manufacturing capability in India.  Saab is ready to deliver a complete aeronautics eco-system together with our Indian partners and global suppliers.

    Saab’s Gripen E is the world’s most advanced, multi-role fighter aircraft. It brings a complete, future-proof technology suite combined with a ‘Make in India’ proposal that will establish the world’s most modern fighter aircraft manufacturing capability in India.  Saab is ready to deliver a complete aeronautics eco-system together with our Indian partners and global suppliers.

     
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  • Nations have different challenges when it comes to national security, depending on geography, security situation, threats and the air force’s task. Therefore, Saab has developed different versions of Gripen – the Gripen C-series and Gripen E-series.

    Nations have different challenges when it comes to national security, depending on geography, security situation, threats and the air force’s task. Therefore, Saab has developed different versions of Gripen – the Gripen C-series and Gripen E-series.

     
  • A new basic aircraft rig for testing of the life support systems in Gripen E has been unveiled. The rig, which has been dubbed Life Support Rig, was recently inaugurated at Saab’s facilities in Linköping.

    A new basic aircraft rig for testing of the life support systems in Gripen E has been unveiled. The rig, which has been dubbed Life Support Rig, was recently inaugurated at Saab’s facilities in Linköping.

     
  • Saab Receives Order for Gripen Development and Operational Support

     |  Press release, Stock Exchange Release

    Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV, to provide operational and development support for Gripen during a period of three years, from 2018 to 2020. The total order value is SEK 1 350 million.

    Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV, to provide operational and development support for Gripen during a period of three years, from 2018 to 2020. The total order value is SEK 1 350 million.

     
  • 2017

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  • Saab and FMV sign contract for new Gripen E equipment

     |  Press release

    Defence and security company Saab has received a contract from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) regarding new Gripen E equipment. This is a supplemental contract to the previously entered Gripen E contract, and is valued to approximately SEK 400 million.

    Defence and security company Saab has received a contract from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) regarding new Gripen E equipment. This is a supplemental contract to the previously entered Gripen E contract, and is valued to approximately SEK 400 million.

     
  • Gripen’s lair at the heart of NATO

     |  Story

    The Czech Gripen fleet has been over a decade in service. The outstanding performance of the system, as demonstrated during NATO exercises and deployments, has increased interest from other Central European countries.

    The Czech Gripen fleet has been over a decade in service. The outstanding performance of the system, as demonstrated during NATO exercises and deployments, has increased interest from other Central European countries.

     
  • Gripen at the Dubai Airshow 2017

     |  News

    Defence and security company Saab will be taking to the sky over Dubai with the Gripen fighter appearing at the Dubai Airshow 12-16 November 2017, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Saab is exhibiting at Stand 540, whilst a Gripen aircraft will be on static display outside the exhibition hall.

    Defence and security company Saab will be taking to the sky over Dubai with the Gripen fighter appearing at the Dubai Airshow 12-16 November 2017, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Saab is exhibiting at Stand 540, whilst a Gripen aircraft will be on static display outside the exhibition hall.

     
  • Gripen E goes supersonic

     |  News

    Defence and security company Saab announces that the Gripen E smart fighter flew supersonic for the first time. The aircraft broke the sound barrier over the Baltic Sea on the 18th October.

    Defence and security company Saab announces that the Gripen E smart fighter flew supersonic for the first time. The aircraft broke the sound barrier over the Baltic Sea on the 18th October.

     
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  • Defense and security company Saab is exploring the potential for the recently announced Gripen Aggressor, to meet the needs of the United States Air Force (USAF) for Adversary Air (ADAIR) combat training.  The new Gripen Aggressor with its unique mix of high performance, and advanced sensor and datalink capabilities, combined with a low life cycle cost, provide a perfect solution for this unique requirement.

    Defense and security company Saab is exploring the potential for the recently announced Gripen Aggressor, to meet the needs of the United States Air Force (USAF) for Adversary Air (ADAIR) combat training.  The new Gripen Aggressor with its unique mix of high performance, and advanced sensor and datalink capabilities, combined with a low life cycle cost, provide a perfect solution for this unique requirement.

     
  • Saab presents Gripen Aggressor

     |  Press release

    Defence and security company Saab presents a new variant of Gripen, 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.

    Defence and security company Saab presents a new variant of Gripen, 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.

     
  • 2

  • First flight success for Gripen E

     |  Press release

    Defence and security company Saab today completed a successful first flight of the next generation smart fighter, Gripen E. The media are invited to join an online press briefing later today and joining details are below.

    Defence and security company Saab today completed a successful first flight of the next generation smart fighter, Gripen E. The media are invited to join an online press briefing later today and joining details are below.

     
  • Industrial cooperation a win-win solution

     |  Story

    Several of Saab’s larger deals include long-term industrial cooperations with customer countries. The goal is to create good value for both parties.

    Several of Saab’s larger deals include long-term industrial cooperations with customer countries. The goal is to create good value for both parties.

     
  • Defence and security company Saab today at LAAD International Defence & Security Exhibition presented the latest developments in its Gripen NG Programme for Brazil. The new developments included an announcement on the first aircraft for the Brazilian Air Force and that the development of the two-seat version has already begun in Brazil. Saab also confirmed extended cooperation with a number of Brazilian companies.

    Defence and security company Saab today at LAAD International Defence & Security Exhibition presented the latest developments in its Gripen NG Programme for Brazil. The new developments included an announcement on the first aircraft for the Brazilian Air Force and that the development of the two-seat version has already begun in Brazil. Saab also confirmed extended cooperation with a number of Brazilian companies.

     
  • Gripen has for the first time undergone a series of test flights with 100% biofuel. This demonstrates that the aircraft can be flown with an alternative fuel and gives valuable knowledge for future possible use of alternative fuel.

    Gripen has for the first time undergone a series of test flights with 100% biofuel. This demonstrates that the aircraft can be flown with an alternative fuel and gives valuable knowledge for future possible use of alternative fuel.

     
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  • Why we share 80 years of fighter jet know-how

     |  Story

    The revolutionary thinking behind the Gripen programme has once more ensured Saab’s delivery of one of the world’s most advanced fighters. Gripen E is a fighter not only fit for purpose today but ready and adaptable for events beyond tomorrow’s horizon.

    The revolutionary thinking behind the Gripen programme has once more ensured Saab’s delivery of one of the world’s most advanced fighters. Gripen E is a fighter not only fit for purpose today but ready and adaptable for events beyond tomorrow’s horizon.

     
  • 2016

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  • Saab Receives Order for Gripen Maintenance Support

     |  Press release

    Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), for Gripen maintenance and support. The order value amounts to approximately SEK 250 million and delivery will take place during 2017.

    Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), for Gripen maintenance and support. The order value amounts to approximately SEK 250 million and delivery will take place during 2017.

     
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