Strong interest in Gripen on the world market
This week, as Saab takes part in the world’s largest air show, Farnborough International Air Show, outside London, the world market’s interest in Gripen is greater than ever.
Gripen have six customers at present. In addition to Sweden, the NATO member countries of Hungary and the Czech Republic both operate the aircraft, and the UK ETPS (Empire Test Pilots School) uses Gripen as its training platform. In February Thailand placed an order for Gripen and deliveries to South Africa have been underway since April this year.
At present, there are binding Gripen tenders for Denmark, Norway, India, Romania and Switzerland. In addition, Saab has responded to, or is working on responses to requests for information of differing degrees from Bulgaria, Croatia, Brazil and the Netherlands. Saab is also marketing Gripen in several other countries.
“Saab’s business objective to sell at least 200 Gripen aircraft on the world market remains”, says Saab’s CEO Åke Svensson.
Countries and requested number of aircraft
Denmark 48 aircraft
Norway 48 aircraft
India 126 aircraft
Romania 48 aircraft
Switzerland App. 30 aircraft
Bulgaria 16 aircraft
Croatia 12 aircraft
Brazil 36 aircraft
The Netherlands 85 aircraft
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The information is that which Saab AB is required to declare by the Securities Business Act and/or the Financial instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on 14 July at 10.30.