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Re: Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2017, 08:54:56 PM »
Brazil reveals Gripen production schedule, Embraer’s manufacturing role | IHS Jane's 360 - 06 October 2017
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The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) has revealed production details for the 36 Saab Gripen E/F (F-39) combat aircraft it ordered for around USD5.4 billion in 2014, and told Jane’s on 5 October that deliveries will run from 2019 to 2024.

Brazil’s Gripens will begin a certification process in January 2019, and single-seat and twin-seat flight test instrumentation aircraft will perform first flights in July 2019 and October 2021, respectively.

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Re: Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2017, 09:03:31 PM »

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Re: Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2017, 09:40:13 AM »
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Re: Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2017, 09:47:51 PM »
Saab secures $24.6 mn contract for South Africa's Gripen figher jets support | Air Recognition - 01 December 2017
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The swedish defence and security company Saab has received a support contract for the South African Gripen weapon system. The order has a total value of SEK 206 million (US$24.6 mn) over the period November 2017 to February 2020.

The South African Air Force (SALM) has been operating the Gripen fighter system since 2008 when the first Gripen was delivered. The SALM now flies 17 JAS39 Gripen C fighter jets.


Two SALM JAS39 Gripen C fighter jets (Credit: Saab)

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Re: Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2017, 02:52:11 AM »
GKN wins $8M contract for SAAF Gripen RM12 engine support | Air Recognition - 18 December 2017
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GKN Aerospace has signed a three year contract extension worth over USD 8 M (Initial order value ZAR 89M), covering the technical product support, maintenance and parts supply for the Gripen RM12 Engines of the South African Air Force. The contract covers the period November 2017 to October 2020.

The agreement was signed with the Armaments Corporation of South Africa (ARMSCOR) and will be expanded to the customers requirements during the contract period.

GKN has been supporting the South African Gripen RM 12 engines since 2008 when the first Gripen went into service. Technical product support, maintenance, and parts supply take place in both Sweden and South Africa. GKN is committed to provide safe and affordable operation of the RM12 engines with high availability and is also the type certificate holder of the engine.

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Re: Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2017, 11:03:18 AM »
Gripen E contract amended to new-build rather than remanufactured | Janes - 18 December 2017
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The Saab Gripen E combat aircraft will no longer use parts salvaged from retired Gripen Cs, with each aircraft now to be built completely from new.

The manufacturer announced on 18 December that the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) had awarded it a SEK400 million (USD47 million) modification to the SEK57.9 billion development contracts awarded in early 2013. This modification covers the production of new parts that were originally slated to be cross-decked from retired Gripen C aircraft.


While previously Saab was to reuse certain items form the Gripen C for the Gripen E, it will now build the aircraft completely from new. Source: Saab


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Re: Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2018, 01:08:55 PM »
DSA 2018: Gripen in pole position after re-issuance of IAF fighter RFI | Janes - 20 April 2018
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Key Points

* The Saab JAS 39 Gripen E seems to be leading the IAF's latest fighter contest
* The requirement stipulating use of GaN-based TRMs in the aircraft's AESA radar seems to be a major discerning factor

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Re: Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2018, 04:23:51 PM »
Czech Air Force's Gripen fighter jets completed MS 20 upgrade | Air Recognition - 30 April 2018
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Czech Air Force's JAS 39 Gripen fighter jets are now upgraded and deployed in the latest version, announced the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV). This program provides Czech pilots with access to new weapons, sensors and communication solutions, radar functions and improvements in the interface between the pilot and the aircraft.

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The MS 20 upgrade involves both new weapons, sensors and communication upgrades, as well as new radar functions and improvements in the interface between the pilot and the aircraft.

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Re: Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2018, 03:15:22 AM »
Sweden to upgrade MS20-standard Gripen C/Ds | Janes - 23 May 2018
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Saab has been awarded SEK224 million (USD26 million) to upgrade systems on the Swedish Air Force (SwAF’s) fleet of Gripen C/D combat aircraft.

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) contract, announced by the company on 23 May, involves enhancements to the current MS20-configuration, which was rolled out in 2016.

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Re: Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2018, 07:45:29 AM »
Saab’s Gripen positioned for Philippines fighter requirement

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Swedish defence group Saab is advancing its engagement with the Philippine Air Force (PAF) as part of efforts to meet the service’s stated requirement to procure a multirole combat aircraft over the coming few years.

The planned acquisition – known in the Philippines as the Multi-Role Fighter (MRF) programme – has not yet been formalised through the issue of a request for information (RFI), but Saab has already strongly positioned its Gripen platform to meet the requirement when it goes to tender.

Recent reports from the Philippines that President Rodrigo Duterte has now approved the MRF acquisition in principle suggest that the programme may move ahead soon in line with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) ‘second horizon’ modernisation programme, which runs 2018–23.

Funding for second horizon, which includes the MRF as one of its key acquisition projects, has been set at PHP289 billion (USD5.46 billion).

Commenting on the reported progress in the MRF programme, a Saab spokesperson told Jane’s on 11 June, “It’s a positive development for us in the Philippines, and we are encouraged by the momentum that is now building around the MRF programme.”

The spokesperson added that Saab has been in dialogue with the PAF and AFP about military requirements in the country for several years and that it has held detailed talks with the former about the MRF requirement.

“We have had detailed discussions with the PAF’s technical working group that has been studying the options for the Philippines, and Saab is fully committed to supporting whatever acquisition path [the Philippines] moves forward along.”

According to reports, the MRF programme is likely to progress as a requirement for two squadrons acquired over two batches, although the total number of aircraft that will be procured and the value of finances set aside for the procurement have not yet been confirmed by the Philippine government.

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http://www.janes.com/article/80943/saab-s-gripen-positioned-for-philippines-fighter-requirement


IMHO, this article is a stretch considering the current relationship between the current admin & the rest of EU nation.

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Re: Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2018, 06:35:49 AM »
Saab’s Gripen positioned for Philippines fighter requirement

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Swedish defence group Saab is advancing its engagement with the Philippine Air Force (PAF) as part of efforts to meet the service’s stated requirement to procure a multirole combat aircraft over the coming few years.

The planned acquisition – known in the Philippines as the Multi-Role Fighter (MRF) programme – has not yet been formalised through the issue of a request for information (RFI), but Saab has already strongly positioned its Gripen platform to meet the requirement when it goes to tender.

Recent reports from the Philippines that President Rodrigo Duterte has now approved the MRF acquisition in principle suggest that the programme may move ahead soon in line with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) ‘second horizon’ modernisation programme, which runs 2018–23.

Funding for second horizon, which includes the MRF as one of its key acquisition projects, has been set at PHP289 billion (USD5.46 billion).

Commenting on the reported progress in the MRF programme, a Saab spokesperson told Jane’s on 11 June, “It’s a positive development for us in the Philippines, and we are encouraged by the momentum that is now building around the MRF programme.”

The spokesperson added that Saab has been in dialogue with the PAF and AFP about military requirements in the country for several years and that it has held detailed talks with the former about the MRF requirement.

“We have had detailed discussions with the PAF’s technical working group that has been studying the options for the Philippines, and Saab is fully committed to supporting whatever acquisition path [the Philippines] moves forward along.”

According to reports, the MRF programme is likely to progress as a requirement for two squadrons acquired over two batches, although the total number of aircraft that will be procured and the value of finances set aside for the procurement have not yet been confirmed by the Philippine government.

source:
http://www.janes.com/article/80943/saab-s-gripen-positioned-for-philippines-fighter-requirement


IMHO, this article is a stretch considering the current relationship between the current admin & the rest of EU nation.

Just to take note mamen, Sweden is not even a member of the European Union, although it is vocal against HR issues.
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