Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), on behalf of the Swedish armed forces, to provide support and maintenance services for the GRIPEN aircraft during the first half of 2020, the company announced on 20 December. The total value amounts to approximately SEK 450 million (€43 million)..

The order applies to services for the first six months of 2020 and is an extension of a contract previously awarded by FMV for performance-based support and maintenance of GRIPEN, signed in late May 2017. It includes support and maintenance services essential to aviation operations with the GRIPEN. The order covers, for example, design and support, component maintenance, the provision of logistics, technical system support, publications, spare parts, repairs, ground support equipment and pilot equipment.

"This order is vital to ensuring the effective operation and availability of GRIPEN," says Ellen Molin, Head of the Support and Services business area within Saab. Work will be carried out at Saab's facilities in Linköping, Arboga, Järfälla, Gothenburg, Huskvarna and Östersund.

Saab will provide a broad spectrum of support services to Swedish GRIPENs for a further six months. (Photo: Saab Group)

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