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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...

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