Losses and Aviation Safety
Swedish taxpayers paid for 14 JAS-39C/D unused airframes in order to keep Gripen’s production line openDario Leone -
The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) explained that the 14 JAS-39C/Ds were included in the Gripen E contract. According to Svenska Dagbladet newspaper the Swedish government paid for 14 Gripen C/D airframes that are unused in order to ensure that the production line at Saab can transition to the Gripen E.
Saab will compete with its JAS-39E Gripen. Lockheed Martin will again pitch its F-35 stealth fighter. Boeing is in line to offer the F/A-18 Super Hornet. Airbus Military plans to offer its Eurofighter Typhoon. Canadian government will be calling for a tender to buy new fighters by the end of next month.
Military AviationDario Leone -
According Saab CEO Håkan Buskhe the company remains on track to deliver the first series production examples of its Gripen E Saab’s CEO Håkan Buskhe told journalists on Feb. 16 that the aerospace firm is on schedule to deliver the first two Gripen E fighters to the Brazilian and Swedish Air Forces next year. Buskhe revealed that the test data from...