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Saab to develop future fighter concept studies

Saab has secured a contract from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for developing conceptual studies for future fighter systems.

The contract which will run from 2024-2025 will involve conceptual studies of manned and unmanned solutions from a system of system perspective, technology development, and demonstrations. Saab will collaborate closely with FMV, the Swedish Armed Forces, The Swedish Defence Research Agency, GKN Aerospace, and other industry partners.

“Saab is in a strong position, and having recently developed Gripen E and GlobalEye we have the advanced technology and engineering know-how to take the future fighter concept forward. This means we will continue delivering innovative solutions to meet the future operational needs of the Swedish Armed Forces and other customers,” says Lars Tossman, head of Saab’s business area Aeronautics.

Saab has announced plans to strengthen its partnerships with stakeholders involved in emerging and disruptive technologies, as they are expected to play a crucial role in the development of future combat aircraft systems.

Additionally, Saab will explore various innovation platforms, such as the Swedish Government’s Defense Innovation Initiative and NATO’s Defense Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic.

The concept studies outlined in this contract will take place simultaneously with Saab’s ongoing work to upgrade Gripen C/D and introduce Gripen E fighter jets in Sweden and Brazil.

Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie is the founder and editor of 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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