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Saab begins continuous delivery of Gripen E to the Brazilian Air Force in Sweden

Brazilian and Swedish delegations attended the delivery event. Credit: Saab.

Saab has begun the serial delivery phase of Gripen E for the Brazilian and Swedish Air Forces.

During a meeting with Brazilian and Swedish authorities, the company announced the first six continuously produced Gripen E-jets.

Of the six fighters that left the company’s factory, four will be transferred to the Brazilian Air Force and two to the Swedish Defense Equipment Agency.

Brazilian Air Force Commander-General Carlos de Almeida Baptista Jr.; Swedish Air Force Commander Charles Johann Edstrom. Micael Johansson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Saab. Jonas Hjelm, Senior Vice President of the Saab Aeronautics Business Area, attended the meeting.

Michael Johansson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Saab, said:

“It shows that we have mature products and are fulfilling our contractual obligations.

“Thanks to our smart way of working, innovative production technology and close collaboration with our customers, this is all possible.”

In addition, authorities tested the new Gripen Mission Trainer Simulator when visiting Saab.

They also had the opportunity to see aviation exhibits on both Air Force aircraft.

NS Gripen E Designed as an extended version of the Gripen C / D multirole jet. It is designed to replace the Swiss Air Force’s Northrop F-5E / F Tiger fleet.

April 2020, Saab conducted a cold climate test on Gripen E An aircraft in northern Sweden for testing operations in bad weather.

Maj. Gen. Karl Johann Edstrom, commander of the Swedish Air Force, said:

“JAS39E Gripen enhances Sweden’s defense capabilities and enables it to build a stronger and tactically superior air force in all situations.”



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