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Saab Air Power at RIAT 2023

At this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) 2023 Saab will bring two of the world’s most advanced military aircraft to make their debuts at RAF Fairford, England. The Saab Gripen E multi-role combat aircraft and the Saab GlobalEye multi-domain airborne early warning & control (AEW&C) solution will be on display to showcase Saab’s status as a global defence technology powerhouse.


The Royal International Air Tattoo is the world’s largest military airshow, attracting hundreds of aircraft and tens of thousands of visitors to RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire. Saab and the Swedish Air Force have a long tradition of supporting RIAT but this year Saab will have an unprecedented presence. Two of the world’s most modern military aircraft – Gripen E and GlobalEye - will touch down for the first time ever in the UK. Gripen E and GlobalEye represent a level of capability that is unmatched anywhere in Europe and Saab is proud to bring them to RIAT this year.

“Gripen E and GlobalEye show just how much Saab and Sweden have achieved when it comes to technology leadership,” says Dean Rosenfield, Managing Director Saab UK and Saab’s Chief Marketing Officer. “No other company has the same level of air systems capability all under one roof. When it comes to aircraft design, sensors, electronic warfare, weapons, communications, command-and-control, system integration and everything else you see in these two platforms, Saab stands in a class of its own.”

Built for forward-thinking air forces, Gripen E is the most modern fighter on the market today. Its cutting-edge technologies include the very latest system design techniques, sensors, electronic warfare and weapons to ensure total air superiority in highly-contested environments.

Saab’s GlobalEye is the only AEW&C solution that provides long-range air, sea and land surveillance, in real-time, from a single platform. In production, delivered and on contract, GlobalEye is a world-beating level of unique and proven capabilities. It combines unmatched availability and delivery schedules with low maintenance costs and superior performance over any other AEW&C solution on the market.

Royal International Air Tattoo will be held at RAF Fairford from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 July 2023.

For further information on Saab or to arrange media interviews at RIAT with a Gripen pilot or a GlobalEye specialist, please contact:

Conal Walker

Saab Press Office

+44 7747857997

Saab is a leading defence and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 19,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. Saab designs, manufactures and maintains advanced systems in aeronautics, weapons, command and control, sensors and underwater systems. Saab is headquartered in Sweden. It has major operations all over the world and is part of the domestic defence capability of several nations.

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