The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) held a ceremony on 19 December at the Anápolis Air Base (BAAN) marking the beginning of operational activities of the Gripen E fighters (referred to as Gripen F-39 in Brazil) by the First Air Defense Group (1st GDA).
Saab will be at the 7th Mostra BID, on December 6-8, at the Ulysses Guimarães Convention Centre in Brasilia (DF). The event is part of the annual calendar of security and defence industries in Brazil and international delegations.
Saab presents the results for January-March 2022.
The first two serial production Gripen E fighters, called F-39 Gripen by the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), are in Brazil. The aircraft arrived in the country last Friday, April 1st, at the port of Navegantes, and today completed their first flight in the country. The two aircraft flew from Navegantes International Airport to the Gripen Flight Test Center at the Embraer plant in Gavião Peixoto.
Saab presents the year-end results for 2021.
Today, November 24, Saab held a high-level meeting with authorities from Brazil and Sweden to present the first six serial production Gripen E aircraft, which have left the factory and entered the delivery phase. The delegations from both countries also had the opportunity to discuss joint activities that will be beneficial to the Gripen programme.
Saab has successfully conducted the Water Spray test with the Gripen E, which attests the fighter's ability to operate in adverse situations. The activities were performed in June at the Gripen Flight Test Centre (GFTC) at Embraer's facilities, in Gavião Peixoto, in the interior of the São Paulo state.
Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV, to provide future development support for Gripen from April 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022. The total order value is SEK 998 million.