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Canada's Future Fighter Capability Project (FFCP) seeks to replace the Royal Canadian Air Force’s existing fleet of CF-188 Hornets with 88 new advanced fighter aircraft. Valued at over $11 to $15 billion, FFCP is the most significant investment in the RCAF in over 30 years. The search as of today has narrowed down to three competitors - F/A-18E/F Super Hornet (Boeing), F-35A Lightning II (Lockheed Martin) and Saab Gripen.
Having identified some of the challenges that modern battlespace will have, Jussi Halmetoja, Operations Adviser of Air Domain at Saab Aeronautics, and a former Gripen pilot, talks about how Gripen's capabilities will give it an edge in modern warfare.
As modern warfare become increasingly reliant on computers, software upgrades are also becoming more critical to keep fighters relevant for a long period of time. Speaking to Air & Space magazine, Johan Segertoft, Head of Program Management BU Gripen E/F at Saab, talks about upgrades, data layers, coding, multicore processors and more.
The Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) has placed an order with Saab to define options to develop technology to meet Sweden's requirements for effective operation of Gripen C/D fighters until 2035.
2020 was an eventful year for the Brazilian Gripen programme. In an attempt to look back and see how far the programme has come, Saab do Brazil highlights all the important Gripen related moments of 2020.
The pandemic continues to affect us all as well as our normal business and operations. When we sell Gripen to a customer, the purchase also includes servicing the aircraft at specific intervals. Servicing is normally performed at Saab, Linköping, but, as in the spring when Hungary imposed travel restrictions and we flew their aircraft down to them, we have now devised another special solution. This time we provided on-site assistance in the Czech Republic.
The first Brazilian Gripen E that was delivered earlier this year, completed a stunning photo shoot in Rio de Janeiro recently.
Leonard Jegerås, traveling assembler at Saab, recently took part in the TV show LEGO Masters. Here he tells us how building LEGO helps him in his profession, and vice versa.
The latest offer by Saab to Canada under the Future Fighter Capability Project focuses on strengthening the country's aerospace sector while providing an opportunity to boost economic benefits.
In December 2013 Boeing and Saab AB signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) to jointly develop and build a new advanced, cost-efficient T-X Family of Systems training solution for the upcoming competition to replace the U.S. Air Force’s aging T-38C Talon aircrew training system. The JDA, with Boeing and Saab AB as partners, covers areas including design, development, production, support, sales and marketing.