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The second season of the True Collaboration webseries talks about the years of intense work and developments in the Brazilian Gripen Programme. We will show the evolution of the broad programme of Transfer of Technology (ToT) between Brazil and Sweden for the development, production and maintenance of Brazil's new supersonic fighters.
The webseries brings footage of the supersonic fighters, design and production of parts and development of systems. It also includes interviews with engineers, pilots, technicians, officers from the Brazilian Air Force, as well as employees from Saab and the partner companies: AEL, Akaer, Atech and Embraer. This programme will forever change the history of Brazil's defense industry!
Learn how the Gripen Program represents much more than the increased operational capacity of the Brazilian Air Force. It also represents a huge technological leap for Brazilian industry, through an extensive technology transfer program that will allow supersonic fighters to be developed, produced and maintained in Brazil.
What is the importance of women in the Brazilian Gripen Program? Women engineers and executives show that talent and competence are genderless. This is a small tribute from Saab on International Women's Day.
What makes the Gripen stand out among the fighter planes of its category? Understand the main reasons why Gripen has been chosen to equip the Brazilian Air Force.
From October 2015 until 2025, more than 350 Brazilian engineers and technicians from Saab's partner companies will have attended courses and practical training, called 'On the Job Training' in Sweden, which will represent an intense decade of learning and partnership. In this way, skills and knowledge are being transferred to the national industry, making possible an extensive work of hunting development and production, including its final assembly here in Brazil.
How does the exchange of knowledge between Saab and the Brazilian Aeronautical Industry? Through industrial cooperation, a complex process, involving not only technical aspects but also a deep interaction between the parties, and with a common goal: to enable Brazil to be able to develop, assemble and maintain a supersonic aircraft - the Gripen - here in Brazil.
What is the role of Embraer in the Brazilian Gripen Program? The enormous competence of Embraer and its position in the international market in the aeronautical sector has made the company the ideal partner to develop and assemble Gripen here in Brazil.
What is the role of AEL Systems in the partnership between Saab and Brazil? As a supplier of important Gripen cabin equipment, AEL is developing three distinct systems: the Wide Area Display (WAD), the display that allows the pilot to look out of the aircraft (HUD) and Targo helmet that projects all this information.
What is the role of the Brazilian aeronautical engineering company Akaer in the Gripen program? Between drawings, development of structural parts and calculations, Akaer has already performed more than half a million hours of work, which represents a leap of years in technology for Brazil.
Have you ever wondered how to train a Gripen test pilot? From classes, aircraft presentations and Saab methodology, the Swedish and Brazilian pilots prepare for the in-flight trials of the Brazilian fighter. In a few years, the tests will be done at Embraer's headquarters in Gavião Peixoto, São Paulo.
Do you know how important the GDDN for the Gripen Program in Brazil is? The site is the fighter center in the country and has Brazilian and Swedish engineers for the creation of the Brazilian version of Gripen. See the 9th episode of the Real Collaboration series.
Acting in the Brazilian Gripen Program means being a fundamental part of the development of a product extremely sophisticated and necessary for the industry of the country!
What is the role of GAC-Saab in the Brazilian Gripen Programme? Created in October 2015, the GAC-Saab is indispensable to monitor and control the contracts related to the acquisition of the 36 fighters.
Saab Aeronáutica Montagens (SAM), located in São Bernardo do Campo (SP), will be responsible for the production of aerostructures for Gripen fighters here in Brazil!
The Brazilian Air Force (aka FAB) has always been a pioneer in technology in the country. With Gripen, it will not be any different. The hunt comes to meet all your needs of the future!
Brazilians and Swedes are together in the development of Gripen fighter for Brazil. To learn more, watch episode 14 of the True Collaboration web series!
It is critical that anyone in the cockpit has full confidence on the capabilities of the aircraft. Thus the opinions of the Brazilian Air Force pilots, about Gripen, are extremely relevant! See more on Episode 15 of True Collaboration webseries!
Akaer was one of our first partners here in Brazil. Since the beginning, the company has been working on the structural development of Gripen, both in the Swedish and Brazilian versions.
Embraer is leading the development of the Gripen two-seater model for the Brazilian Air Force.
The Brazilian Gripen will increase situational awareness and decision-making for the pilots, thus giving additional support to pilots in the various phases of their missions.
In a partnership with Embraer, Saab is developing all the necessary activities for the assembly of Gripen in Brazil.
The future pilots of the Brazilian Air Force, are receiving specific training to pilot the fighter. Find out more in episode 20 of the True Collaboartion webseries.
Gripen works in partnership with the pilot, helping in the decision making. This is how the Brazilian Air Force pilots define Gripen. Want to why? Watch episode 21 of the True Collaboration webseries.
The engineers who will work at the Saab plant in São Bernardo do Campo are learning everything about Gripen aerostructures in Sweden.
The Swedish Air Force's choice to incorporate the Brazilian-made Wide Area Display (WAD) into their fighters means a reverse process of the Transfer of Technology. Watch the last episode of Season 2 of the True Collaboration web series to know more.