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
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’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
After Belgium, Australia and Norway announced plans to axe and replace their respective NHIndustries NH90 helicopter fleets, Gen Micael Bydén – the Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces – revealed that Sweden would follow suit in a recently published defence modernisation and procurement guidance report
NATO's Multinational Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) Unit (MMU) initiated the Saab JAS 39 Gripen air-to-air refuelling (AAR) test campaign on October 4
New Swedish electric-hybrid aircraft programme gathers pace with further airline support. Find out more on Key.Aero.
The Philippine Air Force revealed on July 5 that it has shortlisted the Lockheed Martin F-16V Block 50/52 Fighting Falcon and Saab JAS 39C/D+ Gripen for its Multi-Role Fighter (MRF) procurement project, adding that it is in the process of choosing between the two
Saab signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) on June 30 for the GlobalEye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft