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Sweden’s Multirole Fighter Spreads Its Wings

Saab rolled out the newest member of the Gripen family of fighter jets - the Gripen E. Saab defines the new fighter as 'revolutionary' because it combines advanced technology and operational effectiveness in an affordable package that no other fighter aircraft can. Defense-Update takes a look at what the new fighter jet can do.

Tata Power SED to Produce Active Protection Systems for Saab

The Swedish defense company Saab and Indian company Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (Tata Power SED) have started the process of manufacturing Self-Protection Systems for Land-based Platforms, for the Indian market and for export to Saab’s global market.

IRST sensors, expendable Jammers for the Swedish Gripen-E

Selex ES to supply 60 InfraRed Search and Track (IRST) Skyward for Saab's Gripen E. With the recent contract, added to AESA radar and IFF systems, Finmeccanica– Selex ES already provides about 30 percent of the Swedish next-generation fighter's electronics.

Gripen NG to become an aerospace growth engine for Brazil

LAAD 2014 Defense-Update: Following the Memorandum of Understanding announced on 11 July 2014, Saab and Embraer have signed today an agreement for the joint management of the F-X2 Project for the Brazilian Air Force. The sale of 36 Gripen NG aircraft to Brazil under a contract worth US$ 4.55 Billion provides for a complete, ‘turnkey weapon system’, with comprehensive logistic support that includes training, spare parts, support, planning and maintenance.

Czech Republic extend Gripen lease through 2027

The Czech Republic is extending the service of leased JAS39 C/D Gripen fighter jets in 12 years, maintaining the fleet of 14 Gripens through 2027. The new agreement includes some hardware modification to be implemented within the next year, and software updates to begin immediately. The system upgrades are designed to increase the aircraft capabilities develop and adapt new mission software to meet Czech requirements.

Embraer to manage Gripen NG development and production for Brazil’s F-X2...

Brazilian aerospace company Embraer announced today it will coordinate all development and production activities in Brazil on behalf of Saab and, in addition to its own extensive work packages, will participate in systems development, integration, flight tests, final assembly and deliveries. 

China wants Swedish robo copters

CybAero APID 60 'Tier II' unmanned Vertical Take off and Landing Unmanned Aerial System (VTUAV). Aerovironment now plans to market this system in the US, positioning it to fulfil new requirements for responsive ISR in support of land and naval forces. Photo: CybAero
Swedish CybAero lands order to deliver 70 systems of unmanned helicopters to China, over seven years, under a deal worth over US$100 Million

Swiss voters reject Gripen deal

Swiss voters rejected today a planned procurement of 22 Gripen fighter jets from Sweden, under a program worth $3.5 billion. The Swiss Air force planned to field the Gripen as a successor for the obsolete F-5E/F that has been in service since since 1976.

Singapore’s Type-218SG – Forerunner of a new Submarine Class?

Singapore is likely to expand the missions and operational capabilities of its submarine force in the next decade, fielding large ocean going submarines with...

Norway Invests $750 Million Modernizing and Expanding CV90 Fleet

The Norwegian Government awarded BAE Systems a contract worth over US$750 million (£500 M.) for the upgrading and manufacturing of 144 CV90 armored combat vehicles for the Norwegian Army. This number will include the upgrading of all 103 CV9030s, currently operational with the Norwegian Army since the mid 1990s, and the production of 41 new chassis, bringing all future Norwegian CV90s to a common configuration by 2017.

Åkers Krutbruk Designs Enhanced Armor for Swedish Leopard 2, CV9035

The German company IBD along with its Swedish subsidiary Åkers Krutbruk have demonstrated the latest MBT protection study for the MBT122 and CV9040, improving the tank’s protection over 360 degrees enhancing protection from asymmetric threats.

Norway to Spend US$1.74 Billion on Armored Vehicle Modernization

Part of a comprehensive four-year defense modernization bill, Norway plans to invest US$1.74 in CV90 armored vehicles modernization, to include added mine protection, improved C4ISR integration, rubber band tracks and Remote Weapon Stations for self defense.

Sweden, Hungary Extend Gripen Lease

The government of Sweden approved and ratified a ten-year extension of Hungary’s lease of Gripen fighter aircraft last week. Apparently, the limit of flight-hours was increased by 95%, reaching 32,000 hours in total. The leasing cost for the next 10 years will increase by around 45%.

Sweden to Receive 15 Black Hawk by Fall 2012 to Support...

Sweden has requested accelerated delivery of 15 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to meet the scheduled deployment of Swedish military in Afghanistan in April 2013. The helicopters produced by Sikorsky Aircraft are delivered through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS).
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