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  • 2020

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  • The world is a very unfamiliar place right now. We are all affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in one way or another. Due to this, we are figuring out various alternative solutions for things that cannot be done in the usual way. An example of such a solution is last week’s special delivery of two Gripen aircraft to the Hungarian Air Force. 
    The world is a very unfamiliar place right now. We are all affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in one way or another. Due to this, we are figuring out various alternative solutions for things that cannot be done in the usual way. An example of such a solution is last week’s special delivery of two Gripen aircraft to the Hungarian Air Force. 
     
  • Saab’s New Fighter Radar in the Air

     |  Press release

    Saab has successfully completed the first air trials with its new fighter X-band Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, which will be offered as a new addition to Saab’s PS-05/A radar family.

    Saab has successfully completed the first air trials with its new fighter X-band Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, which will be offered as a new addition to Saab’s PS-05/A radar family.

     
  • April 2020 marks the 15 years anniversary of the Czech Air Force as a Gripen user. When Gripen entered service with the Czech Air Force in 2005, it replaced old Russian technology and became one of Europe’s most modern air force.

    April 2020 marks the 15 years anniversary of the Czech Air Force as a Gripen user. When Gripen entered service with the Czech Air Force in 2005, it replaced old Russian technology and the Czech Air Force became one of Europe’s most modern air forces. 

     
  • Harsh weather no match for Gripen E

     |  Story

    As part of a larger weather test campaign, Saab flew Gripen E to northern Sweden this winter and conducted several tests. The tests proved that harsh weather is no match for Gripen E. 

    As part of a larger weather test campaign, Saab flew Gripen E to northern Sweden this winter and conducted several tests. The tests proved that harsh weather is no match for Gripen E. 

     
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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

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  • 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.

     
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  • 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.

     
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  • 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.

     
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  • 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

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  • 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. 

     
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