Recently, speaking to Jane’s, Jan Widerström, Chairman, Saab India, said that the company will participate in major programmes to supply fighter aircraft to India. Saab believes that India could become a “complete source” for Gripen fighter aircraft.
The requirement – yet to be formalised through a request for information (RFI) – is likely to stretch to more than 100 aircraft, according to Jane’s.
Widerström has said that Saab “will deliver to India the complete capacity to design, develop, manufacture, deliver, support, and sustain an advanced fighter capability based on Gripen,” reports Jane’s.
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