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Press release
3 March 2021
Gripen starts supersonic flight tests in Brazil

The new fighter for the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), the F-39 Gripen E, has begun performing supersonic flight tests in Brazil. The aircraft, based at the Gripen Test Flight Centre (GFTC) at Embraer's facilities in Gavião Peixoto (SP), has been carrying out the flights over the designated test areas north west of the base.  All flights follow authority-defined procedures and take place at high altitude, above 5.000 meters.

Press release
1 March 2021
Saab in Brazil delivers the first pair of air brakes for Gripen

Saab's aerospace plant in Brazil has completed production of the first pair of air brakes for Gripen E. The parts will be shipped to Linköping, Sweden, in early April, as per the company's production schedule. 

Press release
23 October 2020
Gripen Officially Presented in Brazil

The Gripen E, named F-39E Gripen by the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), was officially presented today, October 23, during the celebrations of Aviators’ Day and the Brazilian Air Force Day, at Wing 1, in Brasília. The aircraft flew over the air base after an air display of the Brazilian Smoke Squadron.


Press release
20 October 2020
Saab's Results January - September 2020

Saab presents the results for January-September 2020 earlier than previously announced.

Press release
24 September 2020
The first Brazilian Gripen has flown in Brazil

Today, September 24, the first Brazilian Gripen E, designated by Brazilian Air Force (FAB) as F-39 Gripen, concluded its first flight in Brazil. The aircraft flew from the airport in Navegantes to Embraer´s facility in Gavião Peixoto.

Press release
28 August 2020
Saab Reveals New Decoy Missile for Gripen

Saab’s offering to Finland includes advanced Electronic Warfare systems, comprising of a newly developed Electronic Attack Jammer Pod and a decoy missile system.

Press release
7 July 2020
Saab starts Gripen Production in Brazil

Saab's first aerostructures plant outside of Sweden for the new Gripen E/F fighter, reaches another important milestone with the start of production.

Press release
29 April 2020
Saab acquires the Brazilian company Atmos Sistemas

Saab has entered into an agreement to acquire the Brazilian defence company Atmos Sistemas. The transaction documents were signed on April 06, 2020. Normal closing procedures applies, and closing is expected on April 30, 2020.

Press release
26 March 2020
Gripen F Fighter Production Under way

Saab has performed the first metal cut for the two-seater fighter aircraft Gripen F, marking an important milestone in the programme.