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Gripen for Belgium: Exploring Potential Partnerships with Belgian Industry

Defence and security company Saab has just completed a successful two-day seminar in Brussels to explore potential co-operation and partnerships with Belgian companies active in the aeronautics sector. This initiative follows a broader outreach initiated by Saab with the Belgian aeronautic industry in the context of the Air Combat Capability Successor Program to which Saab’s Gripen is a candidate.


The seminar was attended by some 40 companies, all experts in their own field, including structural technology, avionics, engineering services and maintenance system. The large attendance of companies and the interest shown during the seminar were further evidence of the vitality and the diversity of the aeronautic sector in Belgium.

During this two-day session, representatives of Saab have exposed the different domain of possible cooperation within the Gripen life cycle including development, production and maintenance.

Over the years, Saab has built its success on mutually beneficial long term partnerships with local players in countries it operates. Saab strongly believes in investing in local businesses and industries and sees it as an integral part of its DNA. Its proven track record in industrial co-operation in over 30 countries speaks for itself. It has led to significant transfer of technology programs and job creation.

Striving to maintain its competitiveness, the aeronautic sector holds a key position in Belgium with important know-how and capacity for innovation. The strong involvement of SME’s is an essential part of its success. Saab’s cutting edge technology at the forefront of innovation and its collaboration culture offers sustainable win-win co-operation potential to Belgium industry.

Saab continues to explore mutually beneficial opportunities with Belgium industry.

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Saab Press Centre,
+46 (0)734 180 018
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Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defence and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs. 


27 September 2019