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Saab begins deliveries of serial Gripen E fighter jets

Sweden’s latest fighter jet effort reaches a new milestone as the first batch of Saab JAS 39 E Gripens reaches the Brazilian and Swedish air forces...


Corruption watchdog challenges financing of SAA subsidiaries

Tension brews as watchdogs challenge the funding of SAA subsidiaries through state-aided resources....


UAE place order for two more Saab surveillance planes

The Swedish manufacturer Saab received an order from the United Arab Emirates for two additional GlobalEye airborne early warning & control platforms....


Saab, Rolls-Royce conjointly research engine sensing technologies

The British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce and the Swedish aerospace company Saab announced the creation of a collaborative research program called Project FibreSense.  The program aims to develop fiber-optic sensing technologies that could help to accurately measure engine parameters such as strain, pressure, and temperature “within the harsh operating environment of an engine.” “We are excited to be working together with...


Brazil’s first Gripen E takes to the skies [Video]

The first Brazilian Gripen E, designated by Brazilian Air Force (FAB) as F-39 Gripen, concluded its first flight in Brazil on September 24, 2020....


Tempest fighter program gears up with new partners and investment

The Tempest program took a huge step forward with two almost-simultaneous announcements from the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence and the Swedish manufacturer Saab....


Boeing wins U.S. Air Force T-X pilot training program contract

U.S. Air Force pilots will soon train for combat with T-X jets and simulators from Boeing. $9.2 billion award funds 351 jets, 46 simulators and associated ground equipment...


Swedish JAS 39 Gripen crashes after bird strike

A Saab JAS 39 Gripen fighter jet from the Swedish Air Force crashed on August 21, 2018, near Ronneby, in the south of Sweden, after hitting a bird. The pilot ejected safely....


Switzerland to replace its fighter jets… or not

Switzerland officially launched its procurement process for a new fighter plane to equip its air force before 2025. The first request for tender should be sent during summer 2018. The contract could be up to $6.8 billion....


Saab acquires other 10% of Brazil’s aeronautical company Akaer

Swedish defense and security company Saab has acquired another 10% of shares, reaching 25% of stakes, in Akaer , one of the largest companies within development of aeronautical projects in Brazil. As an expansion of the Saab- Akaer partnership, Akaer acquires 100% of the shares of the Space and Defense Division (E&D) of the Brazilian optronic company Opto Eletrônica S.A....