Saab receives order for Gripen C/D upgrade

Saab receives order Gripen upgrade
Swedish Air Force Gripen D. Thanks to new upgrades, the Gripen C/D variant will continue to serve for many years to come.

Swedish aircraft manufacturer Saab announced yesterday that it has received a SEK 500 million ($52 million) order from the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) to ensure the continued operation of the JAS 39 Gripen C/D and to provide capability enhancements to preserve the operational relevance of the fighter aircraft.

Saab highlighted how the Gripen C/D will be used for many years to come in Sweden and other countries. The development is also done to further ensure a cost-effective solution regarding construction, design and procurement.

"Gripen C/D is the backbone of the Swedish Armed Forces today and will continue to be for many years to come, so this is an important order where we will ensure the continued operation and operational relevance of Gripen C/D," says Jonas Hjelm, Head of Saab's Aeronautics business area.

The purpose of the order is to start implementation of the upgrade to fulfil the Swedish Armed Forces' need to maintain the continued high capability and availability of Gripen C/D up to 2035.

Written by Matteo Sanzani

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