Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) regarding upgrades to the Gripen C/D system. The order value is approximately SEK 215 million and deliveries will take place between 2017 and 2019.
To ensure effective use of the Gripen system, and to future-proof its capabilities, the aircraft and ground systems undergo regular upgrades. The order is largely supplementary to the so-called MS20 upgrade carried out in Sweden earlier this year. This new order includes improvements to the aircraft's avionics and sensor systems such as the interface between the aircraft and pilot, upgrades to the support and training systems, equipment purchasing, as well as device modifications. Collectively, these upgrades will further increase the efficiency of the Gripen system.
"Today, Gripen C/D is the backbone of several air forces around the world and we see significant, sustained interest from the market. Gripen's unique design enables a continuous upgrade of the system, which means that we can offer our customers the latest technology and thereby meet both current and future needs for operational capability", says Jerker Ahlqvist, head of business unit Gripen within Saab business area Aeronautics.[Full Story.]
Last updated: 10 January 2017