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Gripen for Canada - Swedish innovation, Canadian ingenutiy

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Canada is looking for a new fleet of fighter jets to keep its citizens and allies safe, secure and engaged in missions at home and abroad -- and Saab has the answer: Gripen for Canada.

Gripen offers state-of-the-art performance and capability that will best support Canada’s specific defence requirements in meeting the threats of today and tomorrow. Designed for optimal performance in extreme Arctic and extreme desert conditions, Gripen’s fully interoperable and continuously upgradeable design will support Canada in fulfilling all of its NORAD and NATO commitments. With unbeatable lifecycle and sustainment costs, Gripen is indisputably the best value for the Royal Canadian Air Force, Government of Canada, and Canadian taxpayers. Gripen: highest performance, lowest cost.

Beyond Gripen’s unmatched capability and value, Saab’s firm commitment to provide significant economic and industrial benefits to Canada through an innovative Transfer of Technology and Knowledge programme and global industrial partnerships will have an unprecedented impact on the Canadian aerospace industry for generations to come.

To make these economic benefits a reality, Saab has assembled a dynamic roster of leading Canadian aerospace companies across multiple regions to offer the best solution for Canada’s future fighter to form the Gripen for Canada Team, including IMP Aerospace and Defence, CAE, Peraton Canada, and GE Aviation. Together, these industry innovators offer a genuine ‘Made in Canada’ solution for that will create long-term, highly-skilled Canadian jobs from coast to coast.

Canadians and Swedes are more alike than you might think. We are both hard-working, progressive thinkers with a shared love of the outdoors and (of course) hockey, not to mention exceptionally advanced aerospace sectors, each with a proud legacy of producing superior aircraft. Combining Swedish innovation with Canadian ingenuity, Gripen will be built for, with, by and in Canada!
We can’t wait to collaborate with you, Canada

More about Gripen for Canada here.