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Saab receives order from Swedish FMV for Gripen development

Saab has received an order worth SEK 540 million (USD 49 million) from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to support future development of the Gripen fighter system.

This order is an extension of the existing contract and pertains to work that will be carried out during the 2024 business year. The order from FMV enables continued development of the Gripen system for the Swedish Armed Forces and other Gripen users across the globe.

It includes the operation and support of test aircraft, as well as sophisticated equipment like rigs and simulators. These will be used by Saab when developing new future capabilities for Gripen C/D and Gripen E, as well as for upgrading existing systems.

“Gripen is designed for continuous upgrades to meet current and future threats. Continued development requires sophisticated simulators and rigs that are easy to operate, cost-effective to maintain, and quick to adapt for new capabilities. This order ensures that Gripen will remain at the forefront for a long time to come,” says Lars Tossman, Head of Saab’s Aeronautics business area.

The work will primarily be carried out at Saab’s facilities in Linköping, Gothenburg, Järfälla, and Arboga. 

The JAS 39 Gripen is a single-engine and delta-winged multi-role fighter aircraft developed by Swedish aerospace and defence company Saab. Adaptable to various missions and environments, it can perform air-to-air, air-to-ground, and reconnaissance tasks, and can operate from short runways and road bases.

Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie is the founder and editor of DefenceToday.com. Neil is also the editor of other online publications covering military history, defence and security. He can be found on Twitter: @NeilRitchie86.

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