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Saab 340 Super Trouper

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the introduction of the Saab 340 into service with Crossair.

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Swedish Spitfire moved within museum

The Swedish Air Force Museum’s recreation of a reconnaissance Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIX, designated 31051, has been given a new display space at the Linköping attraction.

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UAE gains fourth Saab GlobalEye

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has taken delivery of another Saab GlobalEye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, increasing the number of examples delivered to the UAE Air Force and Air Defence (UAEAF&AD) to four in the space of four years.

Hungary orders four more Gripen Cs

Saab inked a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) covering an order for four more single-seat JAS 39C Gripen multi-role fighters for the Hungarian Air Force (HuAF) on February 23

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B-1Bs arrive for first Bomber Task Force in Sweden

Two B-1B Lancers have touched down in Sweden to conduct the first US Air Force Bomber Task Force deployment in the Scandinavian country.

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Sweden open to sending Gripens to Ukraine after joining NATO

On October 6, Swedish Defence Minister Pål Jonson announced that a transfer of JAS 39C/D Gripen multi-role fighters to Ukraine could be on the cards, although “domestic security reasons” mean that any such transfer “would be conditional on Sweden first becoming a member of NATO,” and thus covered by NATO’s collective defence commitments

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RIAT 23: Saab eyes GlobalEye success in South Korea, France and NATO AEW&C bids

Having facilitated the debut appearance of its GlobalEye AEW&C aircraft at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) from July 14-16, Saab shared its hope for export success for the swing-role platform in its ongoing bids with South Korea and NATO, while eyeing France as a prospective customer when it decides to part ways with its E-3F Sentry fleet

Sweden receives first Grob G120TP basic trainers

Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration revealed on April 4 that it has delivered the first of ten new Grob 120TP basic trainers to the Swedish Air Force – marking the first time in 11 years that the FMV has handed over a new aircraft to the air arm

Saab eyes GlobalEye AEW&C as NATO E-3A successor

In response to a Request for Information from NATO’s Support and Procurement Agency regarding the Alliance Future Surveillance and Control project, Saab has offered a solution based on its GlobalEye multi-domain AEW&C aircraft

Swedish Gripens set to receive major upgrades

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) signed a SEK3.5bn (£280m) contract with Saab on December 16 to upgrade Sweden's fleet of JAS 39C/D Gripen multi-role fighters.