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SAAF Gripen fighters soar over Cape Town ahead of 2024 SONA

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With the impending 2024 State of the Nation Address (SONA) slated for this Thursday in Cape Town, the South African Air Force (SAAF) is...

Modise sidesteps Lekota question on serviceable SAAF fighters

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Mosiuoa Lekota, who was at the helm of South Africa’s defence and military veterans ministry at the time the Strategic Defence Procurement Package (SDPP)...

SAAF Gripen engine support contract finally awarded

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Armscor has placed a support contract with GKN Aerospace for the maintenance of the South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s) Gripen engines, meaning both engines...

Armscor having difficulty lining up SAAF maintenance contracts

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As the Department of Defence’s (DoD’s) defence material acquisition agency, Armscor is trying to make sure that maintenance contracts are in place to keep...

Gripen back in the air as Saab awarded maintenance contract

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The South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s) Gripen combat jets are taking to the skies once again after original equipment manufacturer Saab was awarded a...

Will SAAF Gripens ever fly?

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The sharp end of the SA Air Force (SAAF) – its Gripen fighters – have been grounded for over a year and, despite encouraging...

SAAF Gripens still on the ground

The sharp end of the SA Air Force (SAAF) – Air Force Base (AFB) Makhado-based 2 Squadron and its Saab Gripen fighters – has...

Armscor evaluating bids for most SAAF aircraft maintenance contracts

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Many of the maintenance contracts for South African Air Force (SAAF) aircraft have either expired or are about to, and Armscor is currently evaluating...

Gripen support contract unaffordable

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The latest support contract for the South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s) Gripen fighters that was offered by Saab is beyond the budget of the...

SAAF Gripens still grounded

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Close on two months after South Africans heard fighter jets in “their” air force were grounded, the situation remains unchanged with a national defence...

SAAF Gripens grounded

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The South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s) Gripen fleet is temporarily grounded, with no aircraft serviceable, due to a lack of funding and maintenance and...

Gripen in ground run incident at AFB Makhado

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A 2 Squadron Gripen “incident” during a routine ground run was kept under wraps for over a month. Yet another sorry saga in the ongoing...

South African Air Force Capability Demonstration

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This video showcases the capabilities of the SA Air Force (SAAF) in the early '10s. Courtesy of the SAAF, this video features the Oryx medium...

Gripen maker Saab’s shares plunge as higher pandemic risks hit third-quarter...

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Shares in Swedish defence company Saab slid more than 10% on Monday after it posted falling third-quarter profits and said it saw increased risks due...

A-Darter ready for launch

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Denel Dynamics recently completed its V3E Agile Darter (A-Darter) air-to-air missile qualification tests, making deliveries to the South African Air Force (SAAF)...

Saab puts senior executive in SA to push for Gripen MS20...

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Saab has placed a senior executive in South Africa to try and persuade the South African Air Force (SAAF) to buy into...

No progress on Gripens for Botswana

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The government of Botswana says no deal has been signed yet for the acquisition of Gripen C/D fighter jets because it does...

Israel offers more capabilities for SA Gripens

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The South African Air Force has been offered enhanced capabilities for its Gripen fighter aircraft with a suit of new advanced systems...

GKN Aerospace signs support contract for SAAF Gripen engine

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GKN Aerospace has signed a three year contract extension with ARMSCOR for technical product support, maintenance and parts supply agreement for the...

Saab awarded SAAF Gripen support contract

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Saab has received a contract to support the South African Air Force's (SAAF's) fleet of 26 Gripens between November 2017 and February...

Gripen at the Dubai Airshow 2017

Saab will take to the sky over Dubai, with the Gripen fighter appearing at the Dubai Airshow, from 12-16 November.Defence and security company Saab...

Gripen at the Dubai Airshow 2017

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Defence and security company Saab will be taking to the sky over Dubai with the Gripen fighter appearing at the Dubai Airshow, 12-16 November...

Feature: Botswana’s Gripen plan highlights need for a defence white paper

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Gaborone's proposed $1.7 billion acquisition of Swedish-built Gripen multi-role jet fighters has drawn sharp criticisms from security analysts, foreign press and domestic...

KAI promoting FA-50 in Botswana

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Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is promoting its FA-50 lighter fighter in Botswana, where it hopes to beat the Saab Gripen as a...

Botswana still evaluating its fighter jet options

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The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) is still evaluating its options regarding the acquisition of new fighter jets, in spite of Botswana's President...

Bulgaria opts for Swedish Gripen combat jets

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Bulgaria has decided to start talks with Sweden to acquire eight new Gripen combat jets made by SAAB, interim deputy prime minister...

Slovakia considering fighter jet offers, including Saab’s Gripen

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Slovakia has received several offers for the purchase or lease of a fleet of fighter jets, including JAS-39 Gripen jets by made...

Feature: SA Air Force facing tough times

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Earlier this month reports emerged that the majority of the South African Air Force's (SAAF's) C-130 Hercules transports are grounded due to...

Denel receives contract to integrate A-Darter onto Brazilian Gripens

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Although Brazil is a partner in the development of the A-Darter fifth generation air-to-air missile, Denel Dynamics only recently received a contract...

SAAF jets fly almost 140 hours during air-to-air camp at AFB...

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The jets making up the sharp point of the SA Air Force (SAAF) recently stretched their wings, as it were, and at...

Gripen leads the world with new operational capabilities

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Defence and security company Saab, the Swedish Air Force and Sweden's Defence Materiel Administration have successfully implemented a revolutionary enhancement to the operational capabilities...

Gripen leads the world with new operational capabilities

The Gripen is now the world's first and only combat aircraft to be operational with the MBDA Meteor BVRAAM missile, says Saab.Defence and security...

Botswana going for Gripen – report

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The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) Airwing will be acquiring eight Swedish Gripen fighter jets according to the Business Weekly and Review. This follows...

13 of 26 SAAF Gripens are active; the rest are in...

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Exactly half the South African Air Force's fleet of26 Gripen fighter jets is actively flying while the other half is in rotational...

Saab unveils Gripen E

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On 18 May Sweden's Saab expressed optimism about fighter exports to nations including India as it unveiled a new version of its...

Botswana interested in buying Gripens

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Botswana is in talks with Sweden regarding the purchase of eight Gripen fighter jets from Saab, according to the country's defence materiel...

SAAF to receive Gripen support trailers, vehicles

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) will receive two Gripen support vehicles with trailers under a contract being executed by Denel and...

Possible permanent grounding for either Gripen or Hawk coming

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The SA Air Force's (SAAF) 10% budget cut for the 2016/17 financial year coupled with the Rand's decreasing value could mean the...

Welcome to Saab’s annual Gripen seminar

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The seminar will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, on 17 March. Defence and security company Saab is pleased to invite media, financial analysts and investors...

Welcome to Saab’s annual Gripen seminar

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Defence and security company Saab is pleased to invite media, financial analysts and investors to the annual Gripen seminar in Stockholm, Sweden, on 17...

Gripen scrambled in attempted air rescue

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A SA Air Force (SAAF) Gripen fighter jet was scrambled in an unsuccessful attempt to prevent a small business jet from crashing...

Saab receives order for Gripen maintenance support

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration has contracted Saab to provide the support for Gripen during 2016. Defence and security company Saab has received an order...

Saab receives order for Gripen maintenance support

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Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to provide support and maintenance for Gripen during...

Air Force jet pilots going to Russia for further training

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The financially strapped SA Air Force (SAAF) is further extending its foreign training commitments with Russia being the latest addition. A report has...

Brazil’s Gripen contract becomes effective

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Saab's multibillion dollar contract with Brazil for the supply of 36 Gripen NG fighter jets has become effective, just under a year...

Big SAAF deployment to SADC regional air exercise

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At least 40 military aircraft from Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries are at Maun Airport in Botswana along with 800 troops...

Big SAAF deployment to SADC regional air exercise

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At least 40 military aircraft from Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries are at Maun Airport in Botswana along with 800 troops...

Who has airpower superiority in southern Africa?

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South Africa's reputation as top gun when it comes to air power in the southern African region could be shot down by...

New arms deal allegations surface

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Saab and BAE paid over a billion rand in commission to agents to secure the sale of 26 Gripen fighter jets to...

Sweden gains speed in Indian arms race as France falters

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India and Sweden were in talks on Wednesday over a bigger role for Swedish firms in India's defence manufacturing, including jet fighters...

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