Saab Grintek Defence makes EW parts for Swedish Gripen E

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Saab Grintek Defence will develop and manufacture parts for the electronic warfare system for Gripen Es.

Defence and security company Saab has signed an agreement with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for next-generation Gripen E fighters. Sweden’s requirement is for 60 Gripen Es that are now in development.

Saab´s local South African company, Saab Grintek Defence has been chosen to develop and manufacture parts for the electronic warfare (EW) system for Gripen E. Development work, including prototype manufacturing for antennas and microwave modules is ongoing at the Saab Grintek Defence facility in Centurion, Gauteng.

“These are important assignments for Saab Grintek Defence and a testimony to the local capabilities and exceptional local knowledge within electronic warfare in South Africa. The work will further strengthen our capabilities and secure and protect jobs at SGD for a long time and we hope for further orders for the Gripen E going forward,” says Magnus Lewis-Olsson, CEO Saab Grintek Defence.

Saab Subsaharan Africa
Anne Lewis-Olsson, +27 (0)71 681 0429,



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