Gripen For India
Gripen Offer Tailored to Indian Quest For Aatmanirbhar Defence Industry
When Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi launched the ‘Make in India’ campaign to create an environment in the country that is conducive to capability building, investment, and skill development, among other things, it resonated with the Saab values of self-reliance. Back in 1937, when the world was on the brink of another World War, Sweden decided to build its own fighter aircraft. Ever since, the country has strived to realise self-reliance in various domains, especially defence.
Saab Scouts for partners for manufacturing Gripen in India
To create a world-class fighter aircraft manufacturing base in a country, it is important to build a strong network of partner firms first. This month, Saab’s Gripen team went on a road trip to major Indian cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai to have conversations with suppliers in areas such as electronic warfare, surveillance and avionics.
Gripen E: The fighter of tomorrow is available today
What would the fighter of tomorrow look like? Simply put, it would be a platform that can keep integrating all the possible new areas of technology development – faster processing speeds, artificial intelligence, new weapon systems etc. The question is whether such a fighter platform is ready for the taking given India’s quest for new fighters which necessarily have to keep absorbing rapid changes in EW, weapon systems, Human Machine Interface and the next generation of network-centric warfare.