Sweden's Gripen C/D fleet to receive further upgrades

Saab Gripen C upgrades
Swedish Air Force Gripen D equipped with a new Electronic Attack Jammer Pod (EAJP).

Saab announced on Tuesday that it has received an order worth SEK 579 million from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to enhance the capabilities of the Swedish Air Force's Gripen C/D fleet. It follows a previous order that Saab received in December 2022. Both aim to extend the operational life of the C/D variant until 2035.

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.

Sweden's Gripen C/D fleet will be replaced by the modern Gripen E of which Saab received an order for 60 aircraft in 2013.

Source, Image: Saab

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