SAAB Gripen of Swedish air force to be upgraded

SAAB has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) concerning the upgrade of the JAS 39 Gripen C/D system. The order is valued at approximately SEK 224 million ($25 million).

SAAB Gripen of Swedish air force to be upgraded SAAB Gripen C/D (Picture source: SAAB)

The order mainly involves improvements to and modifications of existing capabilities in the so-called MS20 upgrade, which was introduced across the Swedish Air Force Gripen fleet in 2016.

The ordered upgrades concern central capabilities such as target acquisition, self-protection, communication and human-machine interaction, as well as a number of key support and training systems. The work will be carried out at Saab's facilities in Gothenburg, Järfälla, Linköping and Arboga. Deliveries will take place between 2018 and 2020.

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