Strengthening Sweden’s Defense: The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration Awards Saab a Major Order for the Gripen C/D Upgrade.

Saab has received an additional order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to ensure the continued operation and capability enhancement of Gripen C/D. The order is valued at SEK 579 million. The additional order includes designing new development and simulation environments for Gripen C/D as well as developing new support systems that will facilitate the harmonisation of Gripen C/D and Gripen E for the Swedish customer. The order also includes supplementary orders for equipment and hardware.

“The upgrade of Gripen C/D is an important step in maintaining a high level of operational capability in the turbulent world we live in. It is also important in order for Gripen C/D to operate beyond 2030,” says Lars Tossman, head of Saab’s Aeronautics business area.

The Saab JAS 39 Gripen is a light single-engine supersonic multirole fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace and defence company Saab AB. The Gripen has a delta wing and canard configuration with relaxed stability design and fly-by-wire flight controls. Later aircraft are fully NATO interoperable. As of 2020, more than 271 Gripens of all models, A–F, have been delivered. The Gripen is a multirole fighter aircraft, intended as a light-weight and agile aerial platform with advanced, highly adaptable avionics.

Saab is a leading defence and security company with a mission to help nations protect their populations and contribute to the safety of people and communities.

With more than 20,000 skilled employees, Saab develops technology and solutions for a safer, more sustainable, and fairer world. Saab develops, manufactures, and maintains advanced aeronautics systems, weapons, command and control systems, sensors, and underwater systems. Saab is headquartered in Sweden but with global operations where Saab is a part of many nations’ defence capabilities.

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