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Air Warfare

Saab not received ‘official communication’ from Brazil for new Gripen order

9th June 2021 - 08:31 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

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A Brazilian Air Force Gripen E on display during a delivery ceremony. (Photo: Saab)

Saab and the Brazilian Air Force have not talked about a new Gripen order, despite reports suggesting the service is preparing to buy more of the aircraft.

Despite reports linking the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) to a follow-on order for additional Gripen E/F fighter aircraft, the service has not mentioned to Saab when such a plan could be actioned, according to the manufacturer.

Brazil has long made clear that it has an operational need for more ...

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