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.
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.
The joint test programme for Sweden’s Gripen E has taken yet another important step towards delivery as the number of test sites has now expanded to also include the Swedish Air Force’s airbase at Malmen for continued testing together with the Swedish customer.
Despite the growing health crisis across the globe, Saab has seen two of its most important programmes progress immensely during the last couple of months. Both Swedish Gripen E deliveries and the Brazilian Gripen joint programme have been developing in full swing and continue to progress.
It is during crises and challenging times when promises and commitment really is put to test. For every air force it is important to keep their fleet of aircraft ready to be called for action and to safeguard their country, no matter if it is a pandemic or not.
For over half a century, Saab has been specialising in cutting-edge camouflage that perfectly blends technical and operational excellence. These solutions adapt to surroundings and protect against advanced sensors to be the difference between life and death.
Saab has ordered an ANR (Active Noise Reduction) system which will become part of gripen E/F pilots' equipment for current and future customers, from Insta, a Finnish defence and security company. Insta aims to provide its customers innovative technology and service solutions.
The power of one can accomplish much. The power of a team can accomplish significantly more. Someone who knows what it means to have a team backing you up are the people working at Saab’s Support Center in Sola, Norway.
Earlier this month, three Czech Gripen pilots trained for air-to-air refuelling during an international exercise in Sweden, reports afbcaslav.cz. Officially called the International Air-to-Air Refueling (AAR) Conversion Training, the exercise was conducted from 2nd to 6th November.
On April 18, 2005, the first six JAS-39C Gripen single-seat supersonic combat airplanes bearing the roundels of the Czech Republic landed at the Čáslav Air Base. On July 1, 2005, the Gripen fighters became a part of the NATO Integrated Air Defence System (NATINADS, later NATINAMDS – NATO Integrated Air and Missile Defence System), succeeding their MiG-21 MFN predecessors. By the end of August, all the airplanes – 12 single-seaters and a pair of two-seaters – had been delivered.